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Research Article  |   October 1982
Plaster Splinting as a Means of Reducing Elbow Flexor Spasticity: A Case Study
Author Affiliations
  • Theodore I. King, II, Ph.D., OTR, is Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Musculoskeletal Impairments / Splinting / Features
Research Article   |   October 1982
Plaster Splinting as a Means of Reducing Elbow Flexor Spasticity: A Case Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1982, Vol. 36, 671-673. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.10.671
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1982, Vol. 36, 671-673. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.10.671
Abstract

In this paper, the use of plaster splinting as a means of reducing elbow flexor spasticity is discussed. A single case study was used to gather detailed descriptions regarding the patient’s medical history, the splinting procedure, and the results of the treatment intervention. Data indicate that the spasticity decreased upon the use of plaster splinting.