3 Home Exercises for Georgia Children with Erb’s Palsy
1/30/2012Physical therapy, hospital bills and other treatments for your child’s Erb’s palsy can be expensive. Parents should know that they can use several types of exercises with their children at home to improve muscle and joint health, too. Because so many cases of Erb’s palsy are actually preventable, you may be able to file a Georgia birth injury claim with a Carroll County lawyer.
With your health care provider’s permission, you can begin using home exercises with your child to improve muscle conditioning:
- Movement Games – you can turn functional exercises into a game by incorporating toys. With infants, playfully move a favorite toy around within arm’s reach, encouraging her to reach and stretch for it. As your child develops, try increasing the difficulty by moving the objects further away.
- Range of Motion Exercises – each time you sit down with your child, try doing a few quick range-of-motion exercises by gently rotating your child’s shoulder, wrist and hand. Slightly stretch the muscles, hold for several seconds, release and repeat several times.
- Sensory Awareness – try to encourage your child to use his or her arm more frequently by using sensory stimulation exercises. You can do this anywhere; try taking your child for a walk down Stone Mountain Trail and periodically stop the stroller, gently rubbing objects of different textures on your child’s arm. Brittle leaves, rough bark, damp grass and the cool breeze can all send strong sensory signals.
Contacting a Carroll County Lawyer
It’s important to try to give your child the love and medical attention he or she needs when they’re dealing with a brachial plexus injury. As the parent of a victim of a preventable Erb’s palsy in Georgia, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 1-404-474-0804.
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