Treatment of Infants and Young Children (0-3) with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries (Live Webinar)

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Live Interactive Webinar
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

6.5 contact hours (synchronous learning)

This live interactive webinar (via Zoom) addresses all aspects of conservative and surgical management of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury over the course of infancy and early childhood. The number of infants with OBPI has been increasing, posing new challenges to therapists working with the 0-3 population.

Course Content

Participants in this webinar will be presented with a detailed overview of the anatomy of the initial nerve injury and the muscular and bony sequela that are present in infancy and early childhood.

Gain a detailed understanding of surgical interventions, non-surgical medical interventions, and radiological tests enabling you to make appropriate medical referrals at the right time in early development.

Learn comprehensive examination and intervention strategies for each stage of recovery throughout infancy and early childhood. Presentation features videotaped demonstrations of specific examination tools and intervention strategies including traditional interventions as well as the use of state-of-the art technology. Strategies for family support and intervention will be discussed as well.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the nerve anatomy specific to the newborn brachial plexus and classification as to location and severity of injury
  • Understand options for surgical interventions for infants and young children
  • Understand the neurological, orthopedic and developmental sequela of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Be able to perform a thorough examination and evaluation of the infant and young child with an Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Assess and develop an ongoing treatment plan to assist the infant and young child to achieve their fullest potential
Who Should Attend
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Certified Hand Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
CE Credits

Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 6.5 contact hours.

Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2022)

NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2022)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: Rehab Education, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6177) of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive CE course is offered at 0.65 CEU (6.5 contact hours) Intermediate level | OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Approval #01670. (Course must be taken prior to 02-22-2026)


Overview of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (0.5 hrs)

Impact of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury on Shoulder Girdle Anatomy (0.75 hr)

Developmental Apraxia related to Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (0.5 hrs)

Break (0.25 hr)

Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury in the Newborn (0-3 months) (1 hr)

Surgical Interventions for Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury in the Infant/Young Child (0.5 hr)

Lunch (0.5 hr)

Therapeutic Examination and Evaluation of the Infant/Young Child with an Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (1.25 hrs)

Break (0.25 hr)

Intervention Principles of the Infant /Young Child with an Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury (1.5 hrs)

Questions/Answers (0.5 hr)