MOTIONrehab is delighted to announce that it is expanding its services to include a new specialist Brachial Plexus Injury Service.

Damage to the Brachial plexus may result from a variety of incidents. 

  • Traumatic Injury –  Injury resulting from high energy impacts. For example, motor vehicle collision, falling from a significant height or a sporting injury
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury – Erb’s palsy/ Klumpke palsy – Resulting from traction forces during labour.
  • Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Treatment.

The new Brachial Plexus Injury Service will be offered at MOTIONrehab’s Intensive Neurological Rehabilitation Centre  incorporating specialised treatment with leading upper limb rehabilitation technology from Tyromotion. MOTIONrehab is proud to be the only rehabilitation company in the UK to offer the complete Tyrosolution as part of it’s Brachial Plexus Injury Service.

There are many factors that will affect the way a Brachial Plexus Injury is managed.

Non Surgical

In some cases, it is possible that the nerve will recover spontaneously to some extent. In these cases no surgical intervention is needed.  Physiotherapy is necessary to preserve the length and quality of the muscle whilst awaiting re-innervation of the target muscles.

Recovering nerves have to grow from the neck, through the brachial plexus, past the injury site and through the length of the nerve into the muscles and sensory receptors. Nerves grow at an average of 1mm per day but will take longer to grow through nerve grafts and across any sites of repair.

As the nerve starts to recover, the team at MOTIONrehab will use the latest technological rehabilitation devices to help facilitate your optimum recovery.

Surgical

MOTIONrehab have significant experience in the rehabilitation of the upper limb following all surgical options to re-animate the arm, including nerve grafting, nerve transfer, tendon transfer and free functional muscle transfer.

Following an initial examination and discussion, MOTIONrehab will help you establish realistic goals and facilitate your rehabilitation programme using the latest technology to assist your recovery. MOTIONrehab can lead your rehabilitation program or complement the treatment you receive in the NHS. 

We are happy to discuss your individual needs. 

For more information or to book an assessment, please call MOTIONrehab’s Client Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email: [email protected]