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Occupational therapy hand and wrist splinting

OT Services at Waterloo Sports Medicine

We are presently without an OT to provide splinting services from our University Square Plaza centre. Generally, an OT's specialties include wrist splints, DeQuervain’s (wrist/thumb) splint and Duyptren’s (post op) splints.

How long is an appointment?

Appointments are 1 hour for assessment and splinting.

Follow-ups or adjustments are 15 minutes (no charge).

Do I need a referral to get a splint?

Patients do not need a referral unless there is a fracture.

Fractures do require a referral and an accurate diagnosis from a medical doctor (not nurse practitioners or Chiropractors). Patients should bring x-rays with them. 

Splints required after surgery require a two week waiting period.

How do I pay for splinting?

Our OT deals with all payments in cash or cheque paid directly to Kevin. The minimum charge for an appointment is $60. Splints range in cost from $60 to $90

What should I expect at my first appointment?

If you are new to WSM as a patient for any of our services, you should arrive ten minutes early to have a medical file created. We will ask for a valid Ontario health card to keep on file. Often clinicians at WSM will work as a team and consult one another on your condition. At some point you might be seen by a Sports Medicine Physician which is covered by OHIP.