SPLINTS HELP BASEBALL PLAYERS
Catchers often sustain hyperextension injuries and contusions of the thumb. Fabrication of splints that prevent thumb abduction and hyperextension, are low profile (fit within the catcher’s glove) and support the thumb to reduce pain and further aggravation.
Recently, we were able to donate our skills & expertise abroad: Crystina Santos, staff hand therapist at HRA, traveled to Haiti to volunteer with a group of rehabilitation providers. In this capacity she fabricated custom positional splints for traumatic peripheral nerve lesions & custom static progressive splints for severely stiff joints. She collaborated & shared her knowledge with general physiotherapists to facilitate appropriate progression of therapeutic exercises and functional activities for ongoing rehabilitation.