Children at times benefit from splinting in order to support, immobilize, or protect the arm or hand. Splints may also be used to facilitate increased range of motion or support function. Occupational therapists make custom splints for children or recommend prefabricated splints to address their individual needs.
A weight-bearing splint is recommended to allow your child to obtain weight-bearing positions . These positions will strengthen weak muscles as well as reduce the stiffness in muscles. This splint is most commonly recommended when an infant is learning to crawl.