Splints, casts and braces...

...including dynamic splints

...neoprene splints and supports

...and custom made splints - at any size!

See Flex Physio for:

  • Thermoplastic Splints
  • Neoprene Splints and Supports
  • Moon Boots and Walking Casts
  • Fibreglass and POP Casts
  • Protective and Supportive Splints
  • Dynamic Splints

Thermoplastic Splint Care

Caring for your splints is easy - learn how to look after your thermoplastic splint with our simple guide.

We love thermoplastic splints!

At Flex Physiotherapy we love thermoplastic splints, and over the years thousands of patients have loved our thermoplastic splints as well.

Occasionally we still use fibreglass or plaster of Paris casts, but whenever it's appropriate we strongly recommend thermoplastic for all of these reasons...


Plaster casts are thick and heavy, weighing down the whole arm and putting a strain on the neck and shoulder. A thermoplastic splint is extremely light, while still being strong and durable.


Thermoplastic Splints are waterproof.
Plaster casts are absorbent, and will fall apart if they get too wet. A thermoplastic splint, on the other hand, can be worn in the shower, while swimming, or even when scuba diving!


No need to poke a knitting needle down the cast to scratch that annoying itch. Your thermoplastic splint can be carefully removed to enable you to wash, dry and moisturize your injured arm and have a proper scratch! Ask your physio for advice about how safe it is to remove your splint.


Your thermoplastic splint can be remoulded and adjusted to allow for changes in swelling and dressings, or just for comfort.  We do not charge extra for splint adjustments in between your scheduled appointments.

Costs vary depending on the size and complexity of the splint - feel free to contact us for a more specific quote if you are considering a thermoplastic splint.


Plaster and fibreglass casts are notorious for getting very dirty and smelly, especially when worn by kids or by someone who is continuing to work with their hands. If your thermoplastic splint gets dirty, it can be removed and washed in luke-warm, soapy water, then dried and replaced on your arm.

Cost effective

Yes, a thermoplastic splint will cost more than a plaster cast, but we keep our costs very reasonable, and our patients consistently report that the splints would be good value at twice the price. Most private health funds will give you a partial refund for the cost of the splint!