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Research Materials and Resources

We currently have 50 abstracts and articles available online and 46 articles available to order.  If you are interested in ordering a copy of an article listed below, please send an email to research@dynasplint.com. Please be sure to specify which article you would like by indicating the title.

If you're interested in participating in our clinical trials see our current studies. If you would like more information about one of the studies please contact the Research Department.

Available Manuscripts and Abstracts by Body Joint

Ankle | Carpal Tunnel | Elbow | Finger | Forearm | Jaw | Knee | Pediatric | Shoulder | Toe | Wrist

Ankle Research

Furia J, Willis B, Curran S, and Shanmugam R. “Meta-analysis in Contracture Reduction of the Lower Extremity” Presented at American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Conference 2013.

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Curran SA, Willis FB “Chronic Ankle Contracture Reduced: A case series” The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2011July; 4(7):2

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Lopez A, Kalish S, John M, Willis F “Reduction of Ankle Equinus Contracture Secondary to Diabetes Mellitus with Dynamic Splinting” Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2010March; 3(3):2

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Sheridan L, Lopez AL, Perez A, John MM, Willis FB, Shanmugam R. “Plantar Fasciopathy Treated with Dynamic Splinting: A Randomized, Controlled, Trial” JAPMA. 2010May-Jun: 100(3):161-5

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Lopez A, Kalish S, Perez A, Sheridan L, Willis B “Pain Scale for Plantar Fasciitis” The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2009May; 2(5):3

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Lundequam P, Willis FB “Dynamic Splinting Home Therapy for Toe Walking: A Case Report” Cases Journal.10November2009; 2:188

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Lai J, Jones M, Willis B “Efficacy of Dynamic Splinting on Plantar Flexion Tone and Contracture Seen in CVA and TBI Patients: A Controlled, Cross-Over Study” presented In Proceedings of the 16th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2008

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Willis, B “Post TBI Gait Rehabilitation” Applied Neurology. 1July2007:25-26

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Bertlet GC, Anderson RB, Davis H “A Prospective Trial of Night Splinting in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis: The Ankle Dorsiflexion Dynasplint” Orthopedics. 2002November; 25(11):1273-5

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Avela J, Komi P, Kyrolamen H “Altered Reflex Sensitivity After Repeated and Prolonged Passive Muscle Stretching” Journal of Applied Physiology.1999; 86:1283-91

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Richard R, Jones L, Millar S, Finley R “Treatment of Exposed Bilateral Achilles Tendons with the Use of Dynasplint: A Case Report” Physical Therapy. 1998June; 68(6):9889-91

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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Carpal Tunnel Research

Berner SH, Willis FB “One Year Outcomes from Dynamic Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Following a Randomized, Controlled Trial” Accepted for presentation at Pain Week 2010

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Berner S, Shanmugam R, Willis F “Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Reduced with Dynamic Splinting: A Retrospective Study of 156 Patients” 2009 November; 1(2):22-25

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Berner S, Willis B, Martinez J “Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dynamic Splinting: A Randomized, Controlled Trial” The Journal of Medicine. 2008December; 1(1):1-5

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Elbow Research

Melissa Menzes, OTR, CHT and Buck Willis, PhD "Dynamic Splinting for Pediatric Contracture Reduction of the Upper Limb:  a Case Report" Hand Therapy; 2011

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Lai J, Francisco G, Willis FB “Dynamic Splinting After Treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type-A:  A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study” Advances in Therapy. 2009; 26(2)

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VanDyck W, Muckand J “Reducing Contractures after Traumatic Brain Injury” OT Practice. 2004Oct: 11-15

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Nuismer B, Ekes A, Holm M “The Use of Low-Load Prolonged Stretch Devices in Rehabilitation Programs in the Pacific Northwest” American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 1997Jul-Aug; 51(7):2.5-43

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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MacKay-Lyons M “Low Load, Prolonged Stretch in Treatment of Elbow Flexion Contractures Secondary to Head Trauma: A Case Report” Physical Therapy. 1April1989

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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Caniglia A, Carlson L, Cole M, Hepburn GR, Kublin A "Multi-Center Clinical Investigation on the Effect of Incorporating Dynasplint® Treatment into Standard Physical Therapy Practice for Restoring Range of Motion of Elbows and Knees" Presented at the NY APTA State Chapter Meeting

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Hepburn G, Crivelli K “Use of Elbow Dynasplint for Reduction of Elbow Flexion Contractures: A Case Study” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1984; 5(5):269-74

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Finger Research

Vigoran G, Willis B “Dupuytrens Contracture Reduced with Hand Therapy Plus Dynasplint”

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Flowers K, LaStayo P “Effect of Total End Range Time on Improving Passive Range of Motion” Journal of Hand Therapy. July/Sept1994;7(3):150-156

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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Forearm Research

Melissa Menzes, OTR, CHT and Buck Willis, PhD "Dynamic Splinting for Pediatric Contracture Reduction of the Upper Limb:  a Case Report" Hand Therapy; 2011

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Kimbler T, Willis FB “Dynamic Splinting for Pronation Contracture, Following a Spinal Cord Injury” Hand Therapy. 2010March; 15(1):20-21

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Menzes M, Fullerton B, Molanphy P, Willis B “Dynamic Splinting for Pediatric Tone Management of Upper Limb with Contracture Reduction: A Case Report” Presented to the Shriner's Grand Rounds 2008May

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Shah M, Lopez J, Escalante A, Green D “Dynamic Splinting of Forearm Rotational Contracture After Distal Radius Fracture” The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2002May; 27(3):456-462

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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Jaw Research

Stubblefield M, Manfield L, Riedel E. “ A Preliminary Report on the Efficacy of a Dynamic Jaw Opening Device (Dynasplint Trismus System) as Part of the Multimodal Treatment of Trismus in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer” Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 August;91(8):1278-82

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Shulman D, Shipman B, Willis FB “Treating Trismus with Dynamic Splinting: A Case Report”
Journal of Oral Sciences. 2009; 51(1):141-144

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Shulman d, Shipman B, Willis FB "Treating Trismus with Dynamic Splinting:  A Cohort, Case Series" Advances in Therapy.  2008January; 25(1):9-16

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Knee Research

Furia J, Willis B, Curran S, and Shanmugam R. “Meta-analysis in Contracture Reduction of the Lower Extremity” Presented at American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Conference 2013.

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Armstrong MD Dennis L, Willis PhD FB, "Contracture Reduction Following Total Knee Arthroplasty, a Cohort Series" Presented in Pain Week 2010.

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Finger E, Willis B “Dynamic Splinting for Knee Flexion Contracture Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report” Cases Journal. 29Dec2008; 1:421

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Willis FB “Dancers Restore Knee Flexion Through Dynamic Splinting”Biomechanics.2008 Jan;15(1):49-54

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Usaba M, Akai M, Shirasaki Y, Miyakawa S“Experimental Joint Contracture Correction with Low Torque- Long Duration Repeated Stretching” Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2007 March;456:70-78

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Nuismer B, Ekes A, Holm M “The Use of Low-Load Prolonged Stretch Devices in Rehabilitation Programs in the Pacific Northwest” American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 1997Jul-Aug; 51(7):2.5-43

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Full Article Available Upon Request

McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Burns T, Fulstone A, Silliman J, Steadman J, Peloza J “Surgical Treatment of Arthrofibrosis of the Knee”Journal of Orthopaedic Techniques. Sept1993;1(3):119-127

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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Caniglia A, Carlson L, Cole M, Hepburn GR, Kublin A "Multi-Center Clinical Investigation on the Effect of Incorporating Dynasplint® Treatment into Standard Physical Therapy Practice for Restoring Range of Motion of Elbows and Knees" Presented at the NY APTA State Chapter Meeting

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Pediatric Research

Melissa Menzes, OTR, CHT and Buck Willis, PhD "Dynamic Splinting for Pediatric Contracture Reduction of the Upper Limb:  a Case Report" Hand Therapy; 2011

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Shoulder Research

Gaspar P, Willis FB “Adhesive Capsulitis and Dynamic Splinting: A Controlled Cohort Study” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2009September;10:111

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Willis B, Neffendorf C, Gaspar P “Device and Physical Therapy Unfreeze Shoulder Motion” BioMechanics. 2007January; 14(1):45-49

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Ada L, Goddard E, McCully J, Stavrinos, Bampton J.  “Thirty Minutes of Positioning Reduces the Development of Shoulder External Rotation Contracture After Stroke: A Randomized, Control Trial” Physical Med Rehabilitation. 2005February; 86:230-234

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Davies G, Ellenbecker T “Rehabilitation: Focused Exercise Aids Shoulder Hypomobility” BioMechanics. 1999November

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Lentell G, Hetherington T, Eagan J, Morgan M “The Use of Thermal Agents to Influence the Effectiveness of a Low-Load Prolonged Stretch” Journal of Orthopedic Sports Medicine. 1994; 16(5):200-7

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Toe Research

Furia J, Willis B, Curran S, and Shanmugam R. “Meta-analysis in Contracture Reduction of the Lower Extremity” Presented at American College of Sports Medicine, Annual Conference 2013.

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John MM, Kalish S, Perns SV, Willis FB. "Dynamic Splinting for Postoperative Hallux Limitus: A Randomized, Controlled Trial" Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 2011July-Aug: 101(4):285-288.

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John M, Willis B “Dynamic Splinting for Hallux Valgus and Hallux Varus: A Pilot Study” The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2010January; 3(1):1

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Lundequam P, Willis FB “Dynamic Splinting Home Therapy for Toe Walking: A Case Report” Cases Journal.10November2009; 2:188

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John M, Willis B, Portillo A “Dynamic Splinting for Runner’s Toe: A Case Report with Gait Analysis” JAPMA July/Aug2009; 99:4

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Kalish SR, Willis FB "Hallux Limitus and Dynamic Splinting:  A Retrospective Series" The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2009April; 2(4).

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John M, Portillo A, Willis FB “Runner's Hallux Rigidus and Gait Analysis” Presented American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference 2008

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Spears T, Willis FB, Winward T “Hallux Rigidus and Post Operative Dynamic Splinting: A Case Report”  Presented Mountain/Central Regional Occupational Therapy Conference 2008

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John M, Willis B “Dynamic Splinting Increases Flexion for Hallux Rigidus” Biomechanics. 2007Sept:49-53

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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Wrist Research

Melissa Menzes, OTR, CHT and Buck Willis, PhD "Dynamic Splinting for Pediatric Contracture Reduction of the Upper Limb:  a Case Report" Hand Therapy; 2011

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Berner S, Willis F “Dynamic splinting in wrist extension following distal radius fractures” Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2010; 5:53

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Berner SH, Willis FB “One Year Outcomes from Dynamic Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Following a Randomized, Controlled Trial” Accepted for presentation at Pain Week 2010

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Berner S, Shanmugam R, Willis F “Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Reduced with Dynamic Splinting: A Retrospective Study of 156 Patients” 2009 November; 1(2):22-25

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Berner S, Willis B, Martinez J “Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dynamic Splinting: A Randomized, Controlled Trial” The Journal of Medicine. 2008December; 1(1):1-5

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Harvey L, Herbert R, Crosbie J,  “Does Stretching Induce Lasting Increases in Joint ROM? A Systematic Review” Physiotherapy Research International.2002; 7(1):1-13

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Nuismer B, Ekes A, Holm M “The Use of Low-Load Prolonged Stretch Devices in Rehabilitation Programs in the Pacific Northwest” American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 1997Jul-Aug; 51(7):2.5-43

View Abstract

Full Article Available Upon Request

McClure P, Blackburn L, Dusold C “The Use of Splints in the Treatment of Joint Stiffness: Biologic Rationale and an Algorithm for Making Clinical Decisions” Physical Therapy. 01Dec1994; 74(12):18-24

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Flowers K, Michlovitz S “Assessment and Management of Loss of Motion in Orthopaedic Dysfunction” Postgraduate Advances in Physical Therapy 1988. 1-11

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Hepburn G “Case Studies: Contracture and Stiff Joint Management with Dynasplint” The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1987April; 8(10):498-503

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