The ABC's of the Brachial Plexus

by Denise Justice
edited by Holly Wagner
Michigan Publishing Services
Paper: 978-1-60785-571-2, eISBN: 978-1-60785-572-9, OA eISBN: 9781607856191


ABOUT THIS BOOK
Understanding Medical Terms for the Brachial Plexus Palsy or Nerve Injury Patient!
 
Medical terms used in the doctor’s office can be confusing, especially for the condition of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy and/or Peripheral Nerve Injury. This book is written by a highly experienced therapist and formatted effectively for reference, review, or new learning of the medical terms. In addition, the accompanying hand-drawn illustrations offer attractive colorful pictorial representations of the technical concepts. 
 
From the names and anatomy of individual nerves to multiple surgical treatment options, this book will help patients and caretakers decode the words of doctors, starting with every letter of the alphabet.  If you are seeking the knowledge help with the diagnosis and treatment of your Brachial Plexus condition, this book is for you!

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
About the Author

Denise Justice, OTRL, FMiOTA, is an Occupational Therapist in the Interdisciplinary Brachial Plexus Program at the University of Michigan. As a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Denise later developed a subspecialty interest in the care of children with NBPP. Since 2006, Denise has been particularly dedicated to improving the education of and consequent quality of care for her patients and families, and has authored other publications on this condition. She is actively involved in local, national, and international organizations that foster clinical practice, patient education, and research, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. In 2018, Denise received the “Roster of Fellows” award for her contributions to the profession of Occupational Therapy within the state of Michigan.

About the Illustrators

Alexandra Paquin is a fine artist with an affinity for depicting the human figure. She studied at Spring Arbor University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in both drawing and painting. Her undergraduate studies explored a wide variety of media, though oils have remained her primary focus. This project provided the opportunity to create illustrations that offered both the human figure as a subject and a chance to further explore ink and watercolor, and was a thrilling and challenging venture.

Bethany Runyon graduated from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree; her concentration was in both drawing and graphic design. She blends her interest in art with a desire to improve the quality of life for those facing medical challenges. Bethany describes her contribution to the illustrations within this book as an honor.


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