Early Intervention for Infants with Brachial Plexus Injury

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  • We are initiating innovative intervention studies aimed at improving long-term upper limb function in infants who have sustained brachial plexus injury.Incomplete neural recovery often contributes to the development of maladaptive movement patterns and shoulder deformity. Targeted rehabilitation programs may help to prevent long-term disability in this vulnerable group. This line of research follows up on work by Dr. Susan Duff examining recovery patterns and prehensile skill development in this population. 

     
    Collaborators

    • Susan Duff,PT, OTR/L, EdD, CHT, NIH T32 Post-doctoral Fellow in Training inRehabilitation Efficacy & Effectiveness Trials, USC
    • Jason Kutch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, USC
    • Barbara Sargent, PhD, PT, PCS Assistant Professor, Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, USC