Splinting and Orthotics 

Commonly known as a brace or splint, an orthosis may be utilized by a physical therapist or occupational therapist to achieve a variety of goals. It can correct a deformity, protect an injury from worsening, assist in rehabilitation, reduce pain, increase mobility and independence, and control biomechanical alignment in different parts of the body. The major areas that orthoses are commonly used for are the spine, foot, knee, and hip. Additionally, therapists will commonly perform upper extremity splinting.. This is oftentimes used to support areas such as fingers, elbows, and wrists.