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Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)

Second Skin prescribes a comprehensive range of dynamic postural, body, upper limb and lower limb splints for children, adolescents, and adults who have acquired brain injuries.

Each splint targets particular medical, therapy, client and family goals. Dynamic splints may be prescribed for clients with increased tone, ataxic movement or dystonia.

More extensive postural or body splinting is prescribed where spinal management is the primary focus or when sitting skills, head control, sit to stand transfers, standing or walking skills, postural control and body awareness are being targeted by the client, family and therapy team. Postural and Body Splints allow easier handling and care for families, school and therapy teams.

Splints are often prescribed to improve upper limb awareness, arm reach, grasp and release skills, grasp strength and dexterity. Second Skin dynamic upper limb splints are commonly prescribed to target specific functional skills such as self-care, wheelchair driving or access to technology or to assist with maintenance of posture, range or motion, skin integrity and comfort. Splints can be prescribed for clients with functional and non-functional upper limbs.

Dynamic Foot splints may be prescribed for this client group, where appropriate, to impact positively on lower limb tonal management, foot, ankle, and toe posture and awareness in transfers and walking, and to maintain skin integrity and comfort in footwear. Dynamic Foot Splints can be prescribed to be worn with an existing ankle foot orthosis (AFO) or orthotic device where required.

Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss our splints.

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