Instructor and Program Director Marcia Hamilton’s current Occupational Therapy Assistant students gained valuable “hands-on” experience as they prepared hand/wrist-splints for their classmates.  After taking measurements of the assigned hand, the splint material was heated in order to soften it.  The malleable and semi-cooled material was then placed on the individual student’s hand/wrist to form a perfectly fitted splint.  Rough edges were then smoothed and rounded out to complete the task.

OTA hand splints Sept. 2016 (2) OTA hand splints Sept. 2016 (1)