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Why are splints and orthotics used in therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Occupational therapists and their assistants make and modify splints and orthotics. These are used for positioning, support, stabilization, mobilization, range of motion, reduction of pain and spasticity, and contracture prevention. Sometimes, a splint or orthotic is all that is needed to enable you to carry out a certain task independently.

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