Hand therapy splinting Solutions for physiotherapy and hand therapy patients

Hand Therapy Splinting services is provided in our hand therapy clinic to complement the physiotherapy services we provide. This service is provided by our inhouse therapists, who attends to disorders, diseases and dysfunctions of the upper extremities and hands. We provide splinting not only for the upper extremities, but also for the foot and knees (eg AFO - ankle foot orthoses and knee extension splint).

Customized hand therapy splinting was introduced as an alternative to long-term immobilization, which, before, treatment for fractures and other injuries were traditionally treated in a rock-solid plaster cast. Plaster casts are uncomfortable, as they are heavy, cumbersome, non-porous material causes excessive perspiration that leads to itchiness, broken skin, and in some cases, infections. In more severe cases, during the first fitting of the plaster cast, as there is much swelling, the cast is of an enlarged size; after a week or so, patients end up having a loose, hot and heavy cast that will not provide them the protection their injured muscles or bones require.

The biggest danger of the using a plaster cast is the danger of potential and actual loss of mobility and function as a result of muscular atrophy and irreversible shortening and stiffening of joints caused by muscle shortening, capsular withering and cartilage degeneration.

The splints that we provide are custom-fabricated, bespoke to suit each individual's different size and shapes of their limbs or body. They are made on the spot, after an assessment of the joint, bone or limb shape, size and integrity is made by the hand therapist, using thermoplastic materials which are then cut according to size required, softened, and molded on the patients' limbs before being smoothed at the edges to provide a comfortable finish.

Straps are added to allow patients to remove and put on the thermoplastic hand splints on their own; to be removed intermittently for specific exercise physiotherapy and physiological stresses in order to stimulate the healing process and to ensure a smooth functional recovery.

The selection of thermoplastic splints requires the patients to have some measure of self activation, cooperative and motivated, putting stringent demands of the splinting and bracing materials used. The good old plaster casting cannot meet this demands, which are better met by different thermoplastic materials that we use in our physiotherapy and hand therapy clinics.

Splints That We Make:

- Sugar Tong Splint
- Ulnar Gutter Splint
- Volar Wrist Splint (Resting wrist splint / brace)
- Thumb Spica Splint
- Posterior Lower Leg Splint
- Posterior Full Leg Splint
- Posterior Elbow Splint
- Finger Splint
- Ankle Stirrup Splint
- Shin Splint
- Munster Splint

Visit our splints page for a detailed list of splint-by-splint that we fabricate in our clinic, as well as their pictures and functions

Common Conditions For Hand Therapy Splinting:

Orthopaedic diagnoses

- Distal radius fracture such as Colles fracture
- Plantar fasciitis
- Total Knee Replacement
- Open reduction internal fixation
- External fixation
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Fracture
- Rotator cuff tear
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Bunion surgery recovery
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Trigger fingers
- De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Neurological diagnoses

Neurological conditions due to trauma to the brain such as stroke (cardiovascular accidents),traumatic brain injury (TBI), muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease can cause muscle imbalance and resultant tone differences, and in some cases, severe tone and spasticity. Splinting will help to normalize tone, as well as distribute force evenly, normalizing the mobility and functionality of the affected limbs over time. They then, will be easier to engage in physiotherapy exercises

However, for clinical safety reasons, there are contraindication or precautions that we need to take for splinting: unstable fractures, compromised sensation, compromised healing, 'paper' skin syndrome, deep vein thrombosis, decreased mental state or non-compliance.

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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

To call for inquiries or appointments, please contact us at:


Email: contact@phoenixrehabgroup.com

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We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

Thank you so much, and stay healthy!

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.

As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email contact@phoenixrehabgroup.com, thanks!

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Finally I know what I have, my pain decreased and now I'm back to work!

Regional Sales Manager

OMG. The pain levels in my hands have dropped dramatically, about 60-70%


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