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Society For Hand Therapy,India

Hand Splinting Workshop
Basics Concepts of Hand Splinting

Dates: 14th August 2013 

Duration:  8 Contact hours


The art of custom splinting is a challenging skill to master. Therapist should have the knowledge of splinting principles, body biomechanics, surface anatomy and mastery over the control of the materials through understanding their properties, characteristics and “feel”.

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance practical knowledge of splinting techniques for a variety of upper extremity conditions.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

        Understand splinting principles and relevant biomechanics

        Identify suitable splint designs appropriate for different indications

        Fabricate splints utilizing a creative clinical reasoning process.

        Systematically analyse the splints regarding its effectiveness

        Evaluate splint for correct fit, functional use, and effectiveness.

        Knowledge of  splinting precautions and wearing schedule

Target audience:

Qualified Physiotherapist & Occupational Therapist


Workshop content:


        Functional anatomy

        Splinting principles and relevant biomechanics

        Splinting precautions and clinical application

        Thermoplastic characteristics & its handling


Shovan Saha acquired his BOT from National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Utkal University, Orissa in 1994 and MOT from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital, Mumbai University, Bombay in 1996.

After having worked in Delhi and Mumbai, he is associated with Manipal University since 1997, and presently working as Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University.

He has several publications in IJOT, WFOT Bulletin, Plastic Surgery Journal, OB & Gynaecology Journal, Australian J of OT [in press] and has chapters in text books on Plastic Surgery & Dementia.

He has numerous conference presentation at OT Conferences and Conferences of other disciplines as well.

His area of clinical expertise has been in Hand Splinting and Hand Rehabilitation. He has been an invited speaker on numerous occasions on his subject of expertise at various part of the country and internationally. The various countries where he has been invited as an international speaker are Singapore, Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, and Riyadh. He has the distinction of sharing international forums to the likes of WFOT and IFSHT Presidents both past and present.

He is the architect for starting a short term course on Hand Splinting, the one of its kind in entire Asia and is listed with International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy and recently been felicitated [Jan, 2013] by Manipal University for successfully training 25 batches of OTs.

He is recipient of numerous professional awards and recognitions both nationally and internationally, namely AIOTA Trophies [5 times], FACOT Award, Best Teacher Award [2 times] by Manipal University, Outstanding postgraduate by LTM Medical College- Mumbai, Maddak International Award-USA, Asia-Pacific Who’s Who in OT, special nomination for Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Excellence in Rehabilitation Award- Dubai.

Have been the principle investigator in WFOT Projects.

He has served AIOTA since 2000 in various capacities – EC Member, Hon. Secretary, Ex-officio, Website Convenor, Chairman Scientific Program Committee and is currently the EC Member of ACOT. He has been instrumental in streamlining various procedural aspects of AIOTA’s functioning including the AIOTA Conference Manual, AIOTA Website, Membership Directory, AIOTA Trophies in students category.

He also has held responsibilities in various professional capacities- Human factor consultant to Centroid Engineers India Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore, consultant to Handicap

Sanjiv Kumar has completed his Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) from Manipal college of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University in 2004 and Bachelor in Occupational Therapy (BOT) from National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Utkal University, Orissa in 2001.

Presently he is working as Assisstant Professor- Senior scale in Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University since 2009 and previously he has worked as Lecturer in Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College , Kolhapur and as senior Occupational Therapist in Arogyam Rehabilitation Clinic,Indore, MP and Vasant Valley School, New delhi.  He has also been associated as guest faculty with Indian Spinal Injury Centre (ISIC), New Delhi

He has tremendous interest in designing and fabrication of splints. He is having many year of experience in splint making and has  more than 1000 splints to his credit. He has participated as resource person at various national and state level conference in hand splinting and has presented many innovative splints at national conference and has also been awarded with best Splint award in 47th annual national conference of All India Occupational Therapist Association (AIOTA) at Ahmedabad.


Venue: Lion Bapa Tarachand Hospital (Tentative) 

Fees: For Members of SHT Rs. 1500/-, For Non Members Rs. 4000/-

After due date: 2000/-, For Non Members Rs. 4500/-

Cheque or Demand draft in favor of “ Society for Hand Therapy,India” payable at Mumbai.

Last Date for registration: 1st August, 2013

Please send at : Hemant Nandgaonkar, B/302, Heritage Holy, Near Apna Baazar,

Jawaharlal, Nehru Road, Mulund west, Mumbai – 400080,

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