Treatment of Infants, Children, and Teens with Brachial Plexus Injuries

Course Description:

This seminar addresses all aspects of therapeutic and surgical management of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury over the course of infancy, childhood, and teen years. Comprehensive examination and evidence based intervention strategies will be provided including the use of state-of-the art technology. Strategies for family support and intervention will be discussed as well. The number of infants with OBPI has been increasing posing new challenges to therapists working with this population. Participants in this seminar will be presented with a detailed overview of the anatomy of the initial nerve injury and the muscular and bony sequelae that often results in lifelong neuromuscular and orthopedic challenges. Participants will gain a detailed understanding of surgical interventions, non-surgical medical interventions, and radiological tests enabling them to make appropriate medical referrals.

Upon completion of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Accurately assess and utilize evidence based nterventions at the right time and in the right order at any stage of recovery
  • Integrate technology into treatment approaches.
  • Discuss surgical and non-surgical interventions allowing for timely surgical and medical referrals as well as pre-and post surgical rehabilitation protocol.
  • Empower and involve the family in their childs recovery

What others are saying:

"What a great course! Full of practical information that can be put into immediate clinical use. The instructors were organized, supportive and presented the info with humor and understanding." -Kristen Sensback

"I have over 30 years of experience working with young children of various diagnoses. I was very impressed with the combined knowledge, excellent presentation and very practical treatment suggestions by Cindy and Pia. This was one of the best courses I have been to in years. I highly recomment it if you treat BPI as well as other diagnoses that affect upper extremity, strength and mobility."-Patricia Ryan

"This was an excellent course for all OT's/PT's who treat or have the potential to treat infants/children with DBPI's. I have walked away with excellent knowledge that I will be able to apply as soon as I return to work. This was the best CE course I have taken in my 10 years of being an OT. Thank you Cindy & Pia!"-Cheryl Zalierkas

Instructor(s):

Pia Stampe
Cindy Servello

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