Neurological Dynasplint® Systems
The neurological patient is an excellent candidate for dynamic splinting and thus, Dynasplint® Systems. Whether from injury such as stroke, TBI or brain stem injury or disease, the spring-loaded tension system safely accommodates a patient's tone by moving with the patient during episodes of resistance or spasms. When tone is challenged with a consistent, even force that fatigues the muscle and mentally relaxes the patient to accept the Dynasplint®, the spring tension systems then bring the patient back to their end-range to continue a low-load, prolonged-duration stretch (LLPS). By normalizing tone and gaining range of motion (ROM) for the future, Dynasplint® Systems can be beneficial for existing contracture patients, as well as, those new patients who need early intervention. A long-term wearing schedule is always recommended for both contracture management and prevention by delivering a daily program of ROM with tone inhibiting therapy while the patient is resting at home.
Some of the problems that can occur without tone and contracture management include: pain, skin breakdown, problems with hygiene, difficulty with dressing and transfers, and difficulty positioning both in bed and while sitting.