Brachial Plexus Injuries and the Anat Baniel Method
Grace is a child who suffered a severe brachial plexus injury to her right arm and hand at birth.Her mother Betsy brought Grace to the Anat Baniel Method Center for treatment when she was 13-months old.
Following are excerpts from a letter that she wrote to a physician, after seeing the outcomes that Grace had with this NeuroMovement approach.
Excerpts from a Letter Written by Betsy:
“My daughter, Grace, is a patient of yours in the brachial plexus clinic…I am writing to tell you about a particular form of work,…The Anat Baniel Method for Children, Grace has been receiving the past 13 months…(and) how profound this work is.
Before we began the Anat Baniel Method for Children, the difference between Grace’s two arms was becoming more noticeable, both in physical terms and what she was capable of doing developmentally….(Since then) the changes in Grace have been amazing. After the first few sessions, Grace began crawling for the first time in her life….
It was as if her brain woke up and became aware of her right arm in a very different way. With this awakening came more movement, and more strength. Each time I have been concerned that she might never be able to do a certain movement, she showed me within a short period of time that she was totally capable of doing it.The latest breakthrough has been her ability to spontaneously reach back behind her head with her right arm, providing herself with active external rotation….
If my Grace is any indication,this form of work will relieve much pain and suffering and stigma for brachial plexus children and their families.”
View videos of the Anat Baniel Method work, this brachial plexus treatment, and the extraordinary progress that Grace made: