When your child begins life with Erb’s palsy, you want to give him or her every opportunity to overcome the condition and recover normal motor function. We understand how devastating birth injuries can be, and to help your family cope with the needs of a newborn with Erb’s palsy, we have compiled a list of local resources for South Florida families.
Miami Children’s Hospital – Brachial Plexus Program
8940 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33176
The Miami Children’s Hospital is home to a multidisciplinary Pediatric Upper Extremity Program led by Dr. John A.I. Grossman, M.D., F.A.C.S. The hospital was listed as one of the best pediatric neurosurgery hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.
Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center
901 45th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 841-KIDS (841-5437)
PBCH offers a range of treatment options for infants with brachial plexus birth injuries. The hospital offers physical therapy training for parents as well as the option to seek treatment with their pediatric surgeons.
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 South HealthPark Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Aside from pediatric specialists for orthopedic and neurological care, Golisano Children’s Hospital provides ancillary services for the whole family, including counseling, lodging, spiritual support and therapy programs.
Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando
13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
With several locations in the greater Orlando/Lake Mary area, this hospital provides care for infants with acquired neuromuscular disorders, developmental disabilities, and is home to several specialists for pediatric muscle and nerve disorders.
Therapies 4 Kids
4010 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Pediatric intensive fitness programs for children with neurological disorders. Their offices in Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale use the PediaSuit Protocol™ for treatment of many types of neurological disorders, including Erb’s palsy.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
92 West Miller Street
Orlando, FL 32806
Offers pediatric outpatient rehabilitation therapy for Erb’s palsy with multiple services including aquatic therapy, assistive technology and neuro-developmental treatment.
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Ave.
Miami, FL 33183
Workshops, seminars, and support for Miami-Dade families with disabled children, including those with Erb’s Palsy.
The Developmental Center for Infants & Children/Early Steps
601 W. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32805
This center assists infants with developmental disabilities and their families through occupational and physical therapists, as well as a developmental pediatrician.
Bright Steps Forward
4026 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Non-profit group that provides funding and therapy resources for children with neurological disorders.
Ann Storck Center
1790 SW 43rd Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Multiple programs, from family living support to early intervention preschool, for families of children with disabilities. Provides local outreach services, daycare, and therapy resources for children and families.