Sunday, 10 July 2016

Occupational Therapy Intervention for Brachial Plexus Palsy

A brachial plexus injury can happen at any age. When I worked in the hand clinic, I worked predominantly with adults, though a few were younger.

Do you know what the brachial plexus is? Most who come into the hand clinic have no idea until suddenly they are given the diagnosis of a brachial plexus injury.

In short, the brachial plexus is a group of nerves that comes from the vertebrae in the neck into the arm in order to make the muscles work and provide appropriate sensations to the arm or upper limb. There are difference to the injury and which muscles / sensations will be affected depending on how much of this group of nerves is affected and at what level. 

In the video below, a colleague gives an excellent demonstration of treating a child with such an injury.



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