What is Erb’s Palsy?
Erb’s palsy is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm’s main nerves, specifically the severing of the upper trunk C5–C6 nerves. These form part of the brachial plexus, comprising the ventral rami of spinal nerves C5–C8 and thoracic nerve T1.
How can physical therapy help?
The exercises used for an infant with Erb’s palsy are very mild and gentle. Those most commonly recommended include gentle massage, strength exercises, range of motion movements, stimulation exercises, and gentle stretching. Contact us for more information.