Brachial Plexus
Obstetric brachial plexus injury (BPI) is an injury to the brachial plexus during thebirthing process. Brachial plexus injury occurs in every 2 per 1,000 births (University ofPittsburgh, Neurological Surgery).
The United Brachial Plexus Network website indicates that therapy is important to preventcompensations, improve range of motion, strengthened muscles, and minimize contractors. Inaddition, occupational therapy is essential to address adaptation and independence ineveryday play and self-care activities.

Piller Child Development offers occupational therapy with an expertise in brachial plexusinjury and rehabilitation for children. In addition to working closely with theneurosurgeons in the greater Phoenix area, Piller Child Development has a long standingrelationship with Dr. Rahul Nath at the Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute. The majority ofthe therapist at Piller Child Development are part of the Association of Brachial PlexusTherapists.
Occupational therapists have the unique expertise to treat the child as a whole person. Theyprovide rehabilitation for the brachial plexus injury while addressing self-care and playskills in the context of play. Children are never forced to do things that cause pain ordiscomfort. The therapist follows the lead of the child to provide engaging activities andincrease the effectiveness of intervention. In addition, therapist work closely with parentsand caregivers to ensure follow through with therapy and answer any questions.

Contact us for a FREE 15min screening by a licensed occupational therapist.