As part of the annual internship programme our students from Europe attended a splinting class at Die Sterreweg Day care centre.
The students learned how to cut, mould and fit a splint to the hand and arm of one of our children. This splint assists with correct alignment and maintaining range. One of the splints will be worn ant night and the second will be worn during the day.
New ones need to be made when the child outgrows these.
Splinting can be done at the local hospital however currently there is no regular splinting clinic and it is more beneficial to do the procedure on site as we are closing involved with the child’s needs. Interns students really enjoy the experience as they are not exposed to splinting during their tertiary education and will only have the opportunity when doing post graduates.
Thank you to all that assisted our children to receive their new splints!