The Erb’s Palsy Group is the only UK based organisation offering advice, information and support to families affected by Erb’s Palsy.
We offer help to parents and professionals by:
- Giving support to parents, adults and children.
- Putting parents in contact with each other.
- Producing quarterly newsletters.
- Help with obtaining medical information.
- Advice on benefits and aids for the children.
- Holding annual events for families.
- Producing information sheets
- Providing information on treatments available.
- Holding annual education days for professionals.
Our aim is to increase awareness and understanding of this condition and each year we run a Training Event for Professionals working in the field of Erb’s Palsy and for families we have an annual Fun Day event.
We welcome enquiries from families and professionals
What is Erb’s Palsy?
Erb's Palsy also known as Brachial Plexus Paralysis is a condition which mainly due to birth trauma, can affect 1 or all of the 5 primary nerves that supply the movement and feeling to an arm. Each baby's injury is individual. The paralysis can be partial or complete; the damage to each nerve can range from bruising to tearing. Some babies recover on their own however some may require specialist intervention. For many people this is a life-long disability which can afect the mobility and function of their arm, and impact upon their daily life.
Early Intervention is crucial in order to ascertain the full extent of damage caused. There are tests, which can be carried out that show which nerve/s are damaged. Treatment in the first year of life can have a significant impact on recovery. However, if there is no progress or you are worried, you might want to ask your doctor or paediatrician to refer your child to a specialist within the field of Erb's Palsy.
Young achiever award
The Erb’s Palsy Young Achiever award Scheme is where you, the parent, relative, carer, teacher or health professional nominate a child with Erb’s Palsy for something they have achieved during the past year.