Hand and wrist orthoses for adults with rheumatological conditions: Practice guideline for occupational therapists

College of Occupational Therapists

This publication provides specific evidence-based recommendations which describe the most appropriate care or action to be taken by occupational therapists working with adults who may benefit from a hand or wrist orthosis as an intervention for a rheumatological condition. Physiotherapists, hand therapists, orthotists and others who prescribe or use othoses may also wish to refer to the guideline to inform their practice.


NICE has accredited the process used by the College of Occupational Therapists to produce its practice guidelines. Accreditation is valid for five years from January 2013 and is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Practice guideline development manual 3rd edition (2017).

More information on accreditation can be viewed at: www.nice.org.uk/accreditation

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Download the implementation tools for this guideline:

1. Quick reference guide

2. Audit form

3. Rheumatology CPD session - PowerPoint

4. Implementation tips

5. Splinting postcard



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Fri, 25/09/2015 (All day)
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