Splinting for the prevention and correction of contractures in adults with neurological dysfunction: Practice guideline for occupational therapists and physiotherapists

College of Occupational Therapists
and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology

This practice guideline provides specific recommendations to support clinical practice and decision-making in splinting when used as an intervention for adults with neurological conditions who have, or are at risk of, contractures.

While primarily a tool to support occupational therapists and physiotherapists in their practice, this document will also be of interest to students, researchers, service users, commissioners and any others who wish to gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of clinicians in this area.

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. Neurosplinting CPD Session - PowerPoint
4. Implementation tips


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Tue, 27/01/2015 (All day)
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