Orfit Academy new course 'Orthotic Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Dysfunction'.

March 17, 2021

The Orfit Academy is thrilled to announce a new course 'Orthotic Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Dysfunction'.

Recommended for beginner, and intermediate clinicians.

Orthoses can offer clients with peripheral nerve injuries immediate positioning support against deformity and also functional assistance. This webinar in two parts offers instructional videos and discusses tips and tricks for easy orthotic fabrication for a variety of options in orthotic design.

  • Part 1 focuses on injuries to, and dysfunction of the median and ulnar nerves.
  • Part 2 focuses on orthotic solutions for radial nerve palsy.

Recommendations for increasing patient compliance and supportive evidence are included.

Your course presenter is Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize peripheral nerve dysfunction of the hand and fingers that benefit from orthotic management.
  • Describe 2-3 tips and tricks for working with low temperature thermoplastic materials that benefit specific orthotic fabrication.
  • Identify the steps of fabrication for 4-6 custom orthoses for the hand, thumb and fingers to address the above conditions.
  • Understand the current levels of evidence to support the use of orthoses as therapeutic interventions for patients with peripheral nerve dysfunction.

All courses are free of charge up to the moment the learner takes the exam to obtain a certificate.

Course Name

Course Duration

Earned CEUs

(0.1 CEU/contact hour)

Total Course Price

(US$ 30/contact hour)

Introduction to Orfit Thermoplastics

1.5 hours

0.15 CEU

$ 45

The Mallet Orthosis

0.75 hours

0.075 CEU

$ 23

The Short Thumb Opponens Orthosis

1 hour

0.1 CEU

$ 30

Wrist Orthoses

1.25 hours

0.125 CEU

$ 37.50

Relative Motion Orthosis

1.25 hours

0.125 CEU

$ 37.50

Finger Orthoses

3 hours

0.3 CEU

$ 90

Hand Based Orthoses

3 hours

0.3 CEU

$ 90

Orthotic Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Dysfunction

3 hours

0.3 CEU

$ 90


The Orfit Academy, Physical Rehabilitation Institute, now offers 8 courses.

  1. Introduction to Thermoplastics
  2. The Mallet Orthosis
  3. Short Thumb Opponens Orthoses
  4. Orthoses for the Wrist
  5. The Relative Motion Orthosis
  6. Finger Orthoses
  7. Hand Based Orthoses
  8. Orthotic Solutions for Peripheral Nerve Dysfuction NEW


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