Baby Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

Physiotherapy treatment for babies with arm injury and brachial plexus injury in London at home or at our practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4. Paediatric physiotherapist in London helps treat babies and their brachial plexus injury after difficult birth.

What can paediatric physiotherapy do to babies suffering from arm injuries such as brachial plexus injury after a traumatic birth?

Being hurt in the area called brachial plexus injury, a group of nerves located in the arm region, can happen during a difficult birth when the baby’s arm is being compressed, torn or stretched, which may result in a loss of muscle function or even paralysis.

By assessing your baby and depending on the severity of their injury, paediatric physiotherapy is going to help them develop their muscle and increase their strength in the affected area and will eventually allow a full recovery of the damaged arm’s function, as well as the hand and/or wrist if injured too.

However, some infants might first need to go through surgery in order to heal completely. In that case, physiotherapy will be a great help for a successful post-surgery rehabilitation.


Online booking is available for our practice in Belgravia only, near Victoria station. If you would like your baby to be assessed and treated at another practice, please call our receptions team or request a call back.

If you are covered by Axa PPP or Bupa, you won’t be able to book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.


Baby paediatric physiotherapist in London specialised in difficult birth injuries such as brachial plexus injury.

At Excellence Physiotherapy London, our paediatric physiotherapist has years of experience and an extensive training in neuro paediatric physiotherapy. She is specialised in arm injuries and more specifically brachial plexus injuries in babies and children of all ages. She will be able to provide the best treatments by meticulously assessing your baby in order to determine the severity of their injury and implement a tailored rehabilitation program that will be efficient but also fun and ludic for your child.

This rehabilitation program will aim to stimulate your baby’s arm and shoulder, and to make them recover fully or as much as it can possibly be.

Note that it is important to assess your baby as soon as possible. The sooner the treatment will be put in place, the better the chances of successful results will be.

Physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for babies brachial plexus injury or arm paralysis in London, at home or at our practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or in Clapham SW4.

Our paediatric physiotherapist can see your baby and treat their brachial plexus injury either at your home in London, or at one of our practices: in the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster near Victoria Station, or in Make Me Feel Clapham SW4 near Battersea and between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations.

We are covered by health insurance companies and recognised by Axa PPP and Bupa.

To book an appointment for Baby Plexus Brachial Injury Physiotherapy Treatment at home or at the clinic: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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What is a brachial plexus injury exactly?

The brachial plexus is a group of nerves situated between the neck and the shoulders that controls the muscles function in the chest, shoulder, arms and hands, as well as the sensitivity in the upper limbs.

During a difficult childbirth, the brachial plexus can be armed by being stretched, compressed or torn, causing then a loss of muscle function or even paralysis in the upper arm. It usually happens because of an excessive stretching and the use of manual force or with medical tools such as forceps and ventouse.

A brachial plexus injury can affect all or only a part of the brachial plexus and cause:

  • Neurapraxia: injury occurring on the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a temporary loss of muscle function and sensitivity
  • Erb’s Palsy: paralysis of the upper brachial plexus
  • Klumpke’s Palsy: paralysis of the lower brachial plexus