• Serial Casting

    Serial casting uses a series of casts to hold and stretch muscles in the arm or leg. Each cast is put on and worn for 3-7 days and then removed.  The series of casts can last from 10 days to 4 weeks. Serial casting can provide the following benefits: increased flexibility, improved range of motion, increased tolerance to manual stretching, and improved fit of splints or braces. 

    Why Choose Us?

    Cincinnati Children’s offers serial casting for children with a variety of diagnoses at many Cincinnati Children's Hospital Outpatient locations. The treatment provided is based on current knowledge and research. The OT/PT Department at Cincinnati Children's has written a guideline for serial casting with the leg in children

    Who Can Benefit?

    Children with the following conditions can benefit from this service: cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscular dystrophy, idiopathic toe walking, joint contracture, or spasticity.

    Location of Service

    Serial casting can be performed either while a patient is staying at Cincinnati Children's, or in an outpatient setting. Serial casting is offered at the following neighborhood locations: Medical Office Building on Burnet, Drake, Northern Kentucky, Fairfield, Green Township, Mason, Liberty Township, and Eastgate.

  • Improved range of motion is one of several benefits of serial casting, which can help children with a variety of diagnoses.

    Improved range of motion is one of several benefits of serial casting, which can help children with a variety of diagnoses. 

  • Our Treatments and Services

    We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Contact US

    For more information about the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, call 513-636-4651 or email us at otpt@cchmc.org.

    To schedule an appointment with OT, PT, or the Motion Analysis Lab, call 513-636-4651 and select option 1.

    To talk with a Financial Services Representative, call 513-636-4651 and select option 2.