Pediatric Brachial Plexus Injury Symposium

The Greater Philadelphia Area
Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation Invites All Medical Professionals & Families

Saturday, January 24, 2004
for medical professionals and families

Sunday, January 25, 2004

for therapists only

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rahul Nath
World-Renowned Brachial Plexus Specialist
from the Texas Children's Hospital
Brachial Plexus Clinic

Anatomy Of The Injury
Time Frame For Recovery
Evaluating For Primary Surgery
Primary Surgery & Secondary Surgeries
Testing & Scans
Secondary Issues
3d Cat Scan - Upright MRI
What The Future Holds

Dr. Karen Pape
Neonatologist and Medical Director of TASCnetwork
Creator of the 20:4:80 Approach -A Unique Approach to Achieving Personal Best - Using the Right Techniques at the Right Age to Achieve Optimal Results
  • Treatment of Muscle Weakness and
    Developmental Apraxia
  • with TES, NMES, and EMG-FES
  • The Model of Recovery from BPI
  • Treatment Options for Muscle Weakness
  • Improve Function by Changing Habit
  • Coaching with Case Studies
Guest Speakers

Ruth Cofre
Founder, The Ark Pediatric Compression Brace

Lisa Mackell, PT
Founder, Theraplay, Inc.

Symposium Schedule
Saturday, January 24, 2004:
Doctors, Therapists, Medical Professionals, Families

7:45 Registration - Continental Breakfast
8:25   Welcome - Francine Litz & Allison Steigerwalt
8:30 Dr. Rahul Nath - Anatomy of the Injury, Timeframe For Recovery, Therapy, ROM, Testing, Primary Surgery, Post Surgical Protocols, Secondary Surgeries
10:45 Break
11:00 Dr. Karen Pape - Treatment of Muscle Weakness and Developmental Apraxia with TES, NMES, and EMG-FES
12:30   Lunch - On Your Own
1:30 Tom Cirino, Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation
1:40 Lisa Mackell, PT - Therapy for the Child with a Brachial Plexus Injury
2:00 Ruth Cofre - The Ark Pediatric Compression Brace
3:00  Break
3:15 Dr. Rahul Nath - Secondary Surgeries, Dynamic Splinting, speical medicine, Dislocations, 3D Cat Scan, Upright MRI, What The Future Holds
5:00   Closing - Francine Litz & Allison Steigerwalt

Sunday, January 25, 2004:  Therapists

8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:15  Ruth Cofre - ArkPCB - Try On a Brace, Q&A
9:00 Dr. Karen Pape - The Model of Recovery from BPI
10:30 Break
10:45 KP- Treatment Options For Muscle Weakness
12:30 Lunch On Your Own
1:30  KP - Improve Function by Changing Habits
3:00 Break
3:15  KP - Coaching with  Case Studies
5:00 Closing - Francine Litz & Allison Steigerwalt

Click here for a Ready-To-Print Symposium Brochure (PDF Format)

Holy Redeemer Hospital
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046

(area is known as Huntingdon Valley - near Jenkintown/Abington, PA Willow Grove Exit off PA Turnpike)

Directions can be found online:

Closest Airport Is Philadelphia Airport

If you plan on renting a car and a bit of an extra drive is not a problem,
come to Allentown Airport - you might get cheaper airfare going to a smaller airport.

Advance Registration Required

Click Here For Printable Registration Form

Registration Deadline:  January 15, 2004
No children will be allowed into Auditorium.
There will be no child care.

Questions?  Contact Francine Litz at (215) 643-5913

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation
A Pennsylvania registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to provide funds for the research and education of Brachial Plexus Palsy in infants and children.

Holy Redeemer Hospital
Meadowbrook, PA
Holy Redeemer Hospital has a pediatric therapy center with a high population of children with brachial plexus injuries.

Theraplay, Inc.
Horsham and West Chester, PA,
whose mission is to provide pediatric therapy services in a play environment that will enable a child to maximize their potential.

Catering by Gina Miriam (Maggio's)
Southampton, PA

And individuals who wish to remain anonymous.