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Serial Casting

What is Serial Casting

Serial casting is a treatment technique used by Manchester Neuro Physio to maintain or increase muscle length and joint range of movement in adults and children. It involves making a series of lightweight casts of the arm or leg which provides a prolonged stretch of the muscles, ligaments and joint. The cast is worn at home and after a week, another cast is made in a position that increases the angle of stretch and then another until the target range of movement is achieved. The overall casting procedure can take between 4 and 8 weeks.

Your physiotherapist will measure your joint range of movement before the first cast is made and then regularly between casts in order to keep an objective measure the individual's progress and improvement. Serial casting can be very useful to help bring your toes up towards you to achieve a functional foot position for standing. It can also be used to straighten elbows, wrists and hands. It is a pain free treatment technique used alongside muscle mobilisations and soft tissue stretches. It works especially well after botulinum toxin (botox) injections which paralyse and relax the muscles so that they can be stretched to achieve greater range of movement and function.

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Serial Casting

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