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Treating the Child or Adolescent with Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Palsy

6/01 - 6/02, 8am - 5pm

Treating the Child or Adolescent with Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Palsy

June 1 -2, 2018

Friday 1 pm - 5 pm,  Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Course Description:

This day and a half workshop will provide clinicians with enhanced evaluation and intervention skills to work with the client presenting with birth-related brachial plexus palsy.  A dynamic learning opportunity, this course will aid therapists in enriching their understanding of the functional challenges associated with birth-related brachial plexus palsy. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to increase the participant’s intervention skill repertoire for a variety of age groups through the use of video analysis, digital photos, and a client-panel discussion.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the functional challenges associated with birth-related brachial plexus palsy.

  • Review basic anatomy of the upper extremity including the brachial plexus.

  • Discuss and (as possible) practice current relevant approaches to treatment intervention including the importance of participation in a home program and long range planning to prevent contractures and/or deformities.

  • Participate in a panel discussion with clients presenting with brachial plexus palsy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  To enhance your learning and understanding, please review the anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and neurology of the upper extremity prior to coming to this course.  As well, please wear comfortable clothing that you move about in and fully access your upper extremity for treatment practice.

Target Audience:

OTs, PTs,

INSTRUCTOR:
Lucretia Berg, EdD, OTR/L

Lucretia Berg, EdD, OTR/L has been practicing pediatric Occupational Therapy for 33 years.  She has worked with clients presenting with birth and trauma-related brachial plexus palsy and developed an approach to intervention for the newborn through teen years.  Lucretia conducted a research study that focused on the lived experience of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy for children 3-11 years of age.  The outcome was informative providing insight into the importance of early intervention and on-going follow-up through the rapid growth years.  Currently, Lucretia serves as an associate professor of occupational therapy at Eastern Washington University and continues to work on-call at Multicare Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy Unit in Puyallup, Washington.

Cost:

Regular Rate $295

Group Rate 2+ : $275 (Received together after 4/27/2018)

Credit:

1.0 CEUs (10 Education Contact Hours)

REGISTRATION:

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Mail or Fax
Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Fax: 253-697-5145

Cancelation/Refunds

Full refund of the course registration fee, less $50 administrative fee, will be granted upon receipt of a written request postmarked on or before 30 days before the first day of the course. Cancellations by the attendee less than 30 days from the first day of the course are not eligible for any refund.

Location

Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

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Dates: 

June 1 & 2, 2018

Time:

Friday 1pm -  5pm & Saturday 8:30am  -  4:30pm

 


Location Details
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Contact Details
Normajean Friend
253-697-5225
[email protected]
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