Interesting study day focusing on the complex issue of soft tissue management in altered Neurology.
We are excited to feedback that Clare was invited to present at the ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology) study day.
The day itself raised many interesting thoughts and discussions around the challenge in practice of managing altered soft tissues length post Brain Injury and the secondary complications that can arise if left untreated. Many people who have suffered a neurological condition may experience increased tone, changes in muscle length and loss of movement and therefore function, in one or more of their limbs. As well as other topics the study day focussed on providing the background and a greater understanding of the stance point of the recently published splinting guidelines and how they can be applied in practice. Here at OT Partners ltd, alongside active therapy programmes we offer splinting and casting interventions in accordance with the guidelines published. There is continued debate around the evidence base to support splinting, however the guidelines clearly highlight the importance of clinical experience in the decision making process. Here at OT Partners we are confident in our knowledge of the research and have extensive hands on experience in neurological splinting.
On reflection, the study day helped to confound that the need for services, such as those provided by OT Partners Limited, is essential in offering specialist ongoing and follow up input to those with long term needs. This highly motivating day has further ignited our enthusiasm and passion for working and providing a high quality service to those with altered neurology.