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Anti-wrist radial deviation orthosis – Orficast Instructional Video 17

28 April, 2016 | Tags: | Categorised in:

This video demonstrates how to fabricate an anti-wrist radial deviation orthosis with a dynamic pull on the ulnar side, used for example in case of rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist.

Used materials: Orficast Blue (width: 6 cm), Orficast Black (width: 3 cm), hook and loop tape, Orfitube, elastic thread.
More information: http://www.orfit.com/en/orficast/

More information on dynamic splinting components: http://www.orfit.com/en/physical-rehabilitation-dynamic-splinting-components/

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6 novelties to be presented at ESTRO 2016

28 April, 2016 | Tags: | Categorised in:

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On April 29, ESTRO 35 will start. Like each year, Orfit Industries will exhibit at the congress and will introduce various new products in the field of immobilization and positioning for radiation oncology.

These are 6 of the new products that will be introduced at ESTRO.

1. Orfit High Precision Lung Board

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The new Orfit High Precision Lung Board has a unique and innovative feature with its T-shaped hand grip that is adjustable in height. This feature increases patient comfort and positioning reproducibility. The arms can be easily extended above the head for treatments in the thorax and lung area. The hand grip can be moved in inferior and superior direction and locks once in place.

The lung board can be combined with the standard Orfit High Precision Head Supports with cranial stop.

More information about the Lung Board >

2. HP PRO Solution for proton therapyHP-PRO-SOLUTION-Orfit Continue reading

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Orfit Industries celebrates all Occupational Therapy Practitioners during the month of April and all year long!

26 April, 2016 | | Categorised in:

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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates Occupational Therapy Month every April and counts more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students in the United States working to provide care and independent living for clients and their families.

Occupational therapy practitioners help their clients do the activities and occupations they want and need to do!

Occupational therapy practitioners offer help in the following ways:

  • Provide orthoses for patients with upper extremity injuries or conditions that require support and/ or protection or functional assistance.
  • Help children with mental and physical disabilities participate fully in school and social situations.
  • Keep older drivers safe and independent in their vehicles by providing in-car assessments, and making recommendations for adaptive equipment.
  • Offer clients who are recovering from a stroke or other trauma alternative pathways to continue independent bathing, dressing, and cooking.
  • Help people recovering from injury regain necessary skills in order to return to work.
  • Provide support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
  • Evaluate older adults’ homes to promote safety and prevent falls.
  • Help wounded warriors overcome physical injuries and mental challenges to reintegrate into the community.

Occupational therapy is a nearly 100-year-old evidence-based profession deeply rooted in science.

Next year the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will celebrate a 100 year anniversary!

The next AOTA conference will be held in Philadelphia in March 2017. Plan to attend!

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Trigger Finger Orthosis (ring design) – Orficast Instructional Video 14

25 April, 2016 | Tags: | Categorised in:

This video demonstrates how to make a trigger finger orthosis.

This design consists of a small ring fabricated around the base of the involved finger. It can also be used for a pulley protector after flexor tendon surgery with pulley reconstruction.

Used materials: Orficast Black (width: 3 cm), hook and loop tape.
More information on Orficast: http://www.orfit.com/en/orficast/

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PIP dynamic extension with Orfitube – Orficast Instructional Video 13

22 April, 2016 | Tags: | Categorised in:

This video demonstrates a PIP dynamic extension orthosis with Orficast and Orfitubes.

Used materials: Orficast Black (width: 6 cm), hook and loop tape, Orfitube, Orfitube ends, elastic thread.

More information on Orficast: http://www.orfit.com/en/orficast/

More information on dynamic splinting components: http://www.orfit.com/en/physical-rehabilitation-dynamic-splinting-components/

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Yoke orthosis for the index finger and for the middle finger – Orficast Instructional Videos 11 and 12

20 April, 2016 | Tags: | Categorised in:

This video demonstrates a yoke orthosis for the index finger.

This video demonstrates a yoke orthosis for the middle finger.

These orthoses can be used in a post-operative extensor tendon rehabilitation protocol. They can also be used to restrict motion of one PIP joint and to encourage motion at another PIP joint.

Used material: Orficast Blue (width: 6 cm)
More information: http://www.orfit.com/en/orficast

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