Neural Mobilization Techniques

Brachial Plexus Pathology: Management of Traumatic Conditions


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

Course Format:

Live/synchronous learning (remote via Zoom)




2 continuing education contact hours/0.2 AOTA CEUs


Dr. Paul Bonzani OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Target Audience:

Intermediate to advanced level OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, and CHTs

Right Hand Therapy is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development – Provider #11677. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course will review normal anatomic and biomechanical function of the brachial plexus as a basis for understanding pathomechanics and rehabilitation.  Post-operative and conservative strategies for the remediation strategies of pain, deformity and maximization of occupational performance will be presented.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • List the neural structures of the brachial plexus.
  • Recognize the following conditions of brachial plexus injury (BPI): Obstetrical BPI, Traumatic BPI including upper trunk lesion, lower trunk lesion, whole plexus lesion, pain syndrome post BPI
  • Identify appropriate remediation strategies for:
    • Erb’s presentation
    • Klumpke presentation
    • Whole plexus lesion
    • Post-operative management following nerve transfer, muscle transfer and brachial plexus repair

ADA and Special Requests:

Please contact Right Hand prior to purchase to discuss any particular needs and/or requests.

Cancellation Policy

Right Hand Therapy reserve the right to cancel course with fewer than 10 participants and will return all payments. In the event of cancellation, Right Hand Therapy will offer a full refund within two weeks of notice of cancellation. Participants must also notify Right Hand Therapy regarding cancellation of registration no less than 10 days prior to the workshop for a full refund less $15.00 administrative fees.

Dr. Paul Bonzani OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Dr. Bonzani is an assistant clinical professor in the department of occupational therapy at the University of New Hampshire. He teaches the human movement and adult development courses in the required curricula and elective courses in upper extremity rehabilitation/orthotic fabrication and physical agent modalities. Additionally, he co-teaches a course on the psychobiological manifestations and management of the human stress response. Paul obtained his CHT credential in 1991 and continues to practice in addition to his educational responsibilities. Finally, Paul has authored multiple textbook chapters and review articles on varied upper extremity rehabilitation topics including, functional anatomy, tendinopathy management, elbow rehabilitation, and mobilization orthoses.

7:00 – 7:05 pm

Introduction/Course objectives and overview

7:05 – 7:35 pm

Anatomy and biomechanics of the brachial plexus

7:35 – 7:55 pm

Review of brachial plexus conditions and clinical presentations

7:55 – 8:00 pm

Q & A, break

8:00 – 8:20 pm

Review of surgical interventions for BPI

8:20 – 8:55 pm

Post-operative and conservative rehabilitation of the BPI

8:55 – 9:00 pm

Q & A, adjourn

Download course brochure here:  Brachial Plexus 2021 Brochure