Rusk Rehabilitation Back to Basics: A Splinting Workshop

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NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street

6th Floor

New York, NY 10016

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Custom orthotic fabrication can be a difficult skill to master. It is not only a science, but an art that requires time, patience and practice. Clinicians must understand the theoretical principles of orthotic fabrication as well as develop an expertise in its application. They must master the “feel” of the material as they customize the orthotic to fit each individual and unique hand.

The goal of this one-day course is to develop basic skills in orthosis fabrication of the hand and wrist. The majority of time will be spent fabricating orthoses and refining technical skill. The goal is to prepare the learner to immediately apply this newly acquired skill into their practice.

Class size is limited with a high teacher-to-student ratio. This allows ample opportunity for students to ask questions and learn from experienced hand therapists. Students are provided with instructional handouts and videos for independent review.


Beginner-level workshop for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Assistants. Participants will be required to complete a quiz before and after the workshop.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify three bio-mechanical principles of orthosis fabrication
  • Understand the purpose and rationale for orthosis application
  • Select appropriate material for specific conditions
  • Solve orthosis design according to unique patient presentation
  • Fabricate 6 static orthoses


Full Fee: $ 320 (Non-NYU Langone Health employees)

NYU Langone Health Employees*: $160 (must provide valid employee NYU Langone Health ID)

*Email Francoise.Cherry@nyumc.org to receive the promo code prior to registration

Participants will receive a receipt of payment and confirmation via email within 1 -2 weeks of registrations. We cannot accept telephone or email registration.


Physical Therapy

NYU Langone Health is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 6.5 physical therapy/physical therapist assistant contact hours. The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval: CT, IA, ID, MO, ND, and WA

Occupational Therapy

NYU Langone Health is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 6.5 occupational therapy/occupational therapist assistant contact hours. It is a beginner level course. This course meets the AOTA classification code of Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention and Approaches to Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be provided with a course evaluation and certificate of completion.


In order to resolve any identified conflicts of interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships, as well as the discussion of unapproved use of any, device or procedure by the faculty, will be fully noted at the meeting.


Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health, in compliance with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests that any participant of this educational activity who is in need of an accommodation, submit a written request to Michelle Bergen at michelle.bergen@nyumc.org at least one month prior to the course start date.


Course Director

Francoise Cherry, OTR/L, CHT

Supervisor, Hand Therapy Department

Content Planners

April O’Connell, OT/L, CHT

Olga Hincapie, PT, DPT, CHT

NYU Langone Health Faculty

Elizabeth Courtney Coyle, OTR/L, CHT, COEE

Eugene Gersh, OTR/L, CHT

Lauren Holland, OTR/L, CHT

Natalia Ruiz, PT, DPT, OCS

Monica Seu, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Patricia Sun, OTR/L

Laura Welsh, OT/L, CHT


In order to reuqest a refund you must email michelle.bergen@nyumc.org no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the course. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations or no shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. Registration is non-transferrable.


In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks' notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in full. Rusk Rehabiliation at NYU Langone Health is not responsibile for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by the registrant.

*We cannot accept telephone or email registration.

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