Adult Neurological Dynasplint® Systems
In This Section:
Available Neurological Dynasplint® Systems
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
- Limited Range of Motion
- Motor Vehicle Accidents and other Trauma
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Nager Syndrome
- Parkinson's Disease
- Pierre Robin Malformation Sequence
- Spasticity Management
- Tone Management
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The neurological patient is an excellent candidate for Neurological Dynasplint® Systems. Dynasplint® Systems direct a low-load, prolonged-duration stretch (LLPS) directly across the joint axis using a bilateral tensioning system. LLPS has been used successfully for over 50 years to treat joint stiffness and limited range of motion caused by shortened connective tissue. The bilateral dynamic tensioning system safely accommodates the patient’s tone; moving with the patient during episodes of resistance or spasms. It constantly seeks the patient’s available end range of motion and continues to gently stretch the joint.
Dynasplint® Systems can be beneficial for both existing contracture patients, as well as those new tone patients in need of early intervention. Early application of Dynasplint® Systems can prevent contractures from forming and help maintain range of motion for the future. Used as an adjunct to occupational therapy, Dynasplint® Systems have been proven to significantly improve patient outcomes.
- Remodel soft tissue and resolve joint contractures
- Reduce contractures by normalizing tone
- Increase ROM to reach functional goals
- Reduce wound care costs by avoiding decubitus ulcerations (bedsores) of the skin
- Minimize number of costly surgeries due to contractures
- Decrease pain associated with ROM deficits
- Improve functional independence with activities of daily living
- Improve quality of life
- Adjunct to the patient’s therapy program
- Adjunct to Botox® and BaclofenTM
- Dynasplint® Systems is a winning combination with use of Botox and the neurological patient, allowing us to have a window of opportunity to achieve end-range stretch while the tone is temporarily modified. After our goals are reached, we can then maintain the gain in range of motion for the future by continuing to manage the tone; thus helping to eliminate the potential for new contractures.
- Adjunct to Serial Casting
- Adjunct to a Tendon Release
- Dynasplint® Systems are fully adjustable for girth changes of an extremity, as well as, changing conditions of a contracture thus eliminating the need for multiple splints over time.
- Dynasplint® Systems will safely accommodate the patient’s neurologically induced tone, moving with the patient during episodes of resistance or spasms. When the tone relaxes or the muscles fatigues, the spring-loaded mechanism gently and steadily brings the patient back to their end range of motion to continue a low-load, prolonged-duration stretch (LLPS).
Dynasplint® can be an adjunct to a serial casting program. After a series of casting or at the end of the casting procedure, DSI can be applied for a long-term home management program. Unlike casting, Dynasplint® Systems are easy to apply and adjust. This will allow more valuable time for the therapist to give the patient during their therapy sessions. Dynasplint® Systems can be safely worn for 6-8 continuous hours during the course of the day or night maintaining ROM between therapy sessions.