Treatment of Infants and Young Children (0-3) with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries
This live interactive webinar addresses all aspects of conservative and surgical management of Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Injury over the course of infancy and early childhood.
Treatment of OBPI poses new challenges to therapists working with the 0-3 population. 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.
Please read course requirements carefully before registering for this course. Webinar courses are final sale and are not refundable.
Live webinar series consists of four 4-hour live webinars via Zoom. To earn CE credits for this webinar series, you must attend all four sessions in their entirety.
- computer /tablet with webcam, speakers, microphone (or smartphone)
- reliable internet access
- completion of post-test with a passing score of 80% or higher
- email access to receive course communications
- ability to download files (printing optional)
- ability to utilize online app for course communication with instructor and other course participants
By the end of this course, participants will:
Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:
- 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
|9:00-9:30||Overview of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury|
|9:30-10:15||Impact of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury on Shoulder Girdle Anatomy|
|10:15-10:45||Developmental Apraxia related to Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury|
|11:00-12:00||Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury in the Newborn (0-3 months)|
|12:00-12:30||Surgical Interventions for Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury in the Infant/Young Child|
|1:00-2:15||Therapeutic Examination and Evaluation of the Infant/Young Child with an Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury|
|2:30 - 4:00||Intervention Principles of the Infant /Young Child with an Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury|
|4:00 - 4:30||Questions & Answers|
Live Interactive Webinar
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
6.5 contact hours (synchronous learning)
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
This live interactive webinar course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits.
CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CEUs.
Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as:
- AOTA approved provider of OT and OTA continuing education (#6177)
- approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
- approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by IDFPR/ Illinois Board of Physical Therapy (#216000227).
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): 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 or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition. Approval #01670. (Course must be taken prior to 02/22/2026)
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)
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. At the time of listing, these states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
Wisconsin (self study courses only)
*Disclaimer: Rehab Education LLC provides this list for your convenience. At the time of listing, the following state boards accept courses by virtue of approval by other organizations. It is the responsibility of the participant registering for a course to check with their state board to confirm rules and regulations regarding acceptance of contact hours for live and online courses.
The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other PT State boards*:
District of Columbia
The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*:
District of Columbia
Florida **(self-report to CE Broker)
**FL licensees may need to self-submit courses in CE Broker
*NBCOT…National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (view PDU requirements)
+HTCC… Hand Therapy Certification Commission (view recertification requirements)
Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC): This course is accepted by HTCC towards re-certification.
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Delivery Method: Live Webinar
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Certified Hand Therapists
- Registered Nurses
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Cindy Servello, MA, OTR
has been a practicing pediatric occupational therapist for the last thirty-five years. Over the last ten years, she has developed a specialty expertise in the treatment of infants and children with obstetric brachial plexus injuries.
In addition to being the primary therapist for The Neonatal Brachial Plexus Center in New Jersey with a group of pediatric neurologists, she serves as the national therapist consultant for the Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute where her responsibilities include consultation to therapists, parents, and physicians, primary involvement in clinics nationally in coordination with top level surgeons and brachial plexus specialists, and participation in brachial plexus seminars which address state-of-the-art surgical and treatment interventions.
Classes taught by Cindy Servello: