Dynasplint Case Study

10 Feb 2019  Missy  1 min read.

Abstract Background. This report is based on a case of ‘shaken baby syndrome,’ and clinical manifestations of this injury often include hypertonicity, spasticity and joint contracture. Shaken baby syndrome affects over 1 million children and resembles symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Methods. The patient was a five-year-old boy who had suffered a traumatic brain injury with right spastic hemiplegia. Over the course of treatment, multiple modalities were used to manage his tone, spasticity and to reduce wrist and elbow contractures, which included Botoxw (Allergan Co., Irvine, CA, USA), manual therapy and dynamic splinting as home therapy. The main outcome measured was change in maximal range of motion(s) (ROMs) in the elbow and wrist. Read more…

Melissa "Missy" Bell

Missy is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist with pediatric and driving rehabilitation experience since 2001. She owned and operated a Driving Readiness Program for Teens as a part of her specialty OT/Educational Support Services clinic, Extra Credit! LLC.

Missy is advancing her skills through mentorship and advanced education to work with additional populations and for certification in the field. She has obtained AOTA driving badges in adolescent driving, and adult driving and community mobility levels I, II, III and is a CarFit OT technician. Missy is an ADED member and part of a task force working to improve a national safe driving standards for teens with special needs.