An overview of a Brachial Plexus Injury, what it is, what comes next, aftercare, physio etc, courtesy of the team at Leeds General Hospital.
This is a website created for and by adults who have a Trauma Brachial Plexus Injury. (TBPI) The primary purpose of this much needed website is to supply information and support to to adults coping with a TBPI, and to help achieve a better understanding of the impact these injuries may have on the individual, and their family. Everyone is welcome to visit here, whether injured at birth (OBPI) or later in life.
This is, however, a site mainly for adults. Parental guidance is needed for children under 13.
There are links to other sites that contain words and pictures that might be upsetting or cause offence; nothing pornographic, just mainly adult humour. Please avoid these areas if you are easily offended, but you are very welcome if you share the same sense of humour.
For a more in depth introduction click on the heading above.
This website was put together mainly by people who have a TBPI: We are not medical professionals, nor are we trained counsellors, and can only relate to our own personal experiences of our own unique set of circumstances and injuries. If you have or suspect you have a BPI, it is IMPERATIVE that you contact a medical professional who has experience of treating these injuries as soon as possible.
Brachial plexus; A complex network of nerves, arising from the spinal cord that supplies the arm, hand and part of the shoulder with all movement and feeling.
Clicking on the heading will take you to a page explaining what this area is about. This is a members only area as some of the contents may offend.
All about the people who access and contribute to this site We have uploaded various profiles and stories from people with a TBPI, also pics of people not letting the injury stop them doing what they want.
NEW TBPI Group contact info.
Links and contacts that are scattered all over the site will be bundled together here
Click on the heading to go to the link to the message board. Registration at the messageboard is required to be able to post; it's easy and it's FREE!!
A guide to claiming compensation for personal injury compiled for us by specialists in the field. Also, updated links to benefits and allowances.
last updated on: 8/1/2013
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Thought provoking articles, observations on life with a bpi, and other stuff that just doesn't seem to fit anywhere else including;
The website can only be updated by the committee members of the TBPI Group. If you have anything that could be of interest to someone with a TBPI that you would like to see published here please contact one of the committee members (e-mail address in the 'contacts and links' section) The committee members will make any decision on what information will be published on this site.
Here it is at last - the TBPI Group gallery - mostly from previous Squires meetings. Click on the heading to open up the world of reprobates that attend our annual bash. If you've been before you'll know what it's about - if you haven't then take a look at what you've missed so far. Next meeting 2th-4th August 2013
On 17th June 2012 three members of the TBPI Group set out from John O'Groats to ride to Lands End to raise awareness and generate support for our Group. We also had a £100 prize for our 'Guess the mileage' competition. Photos, video, competition result and radio interview can be seen/heard here
*LATEST* Squires 2012 and John O' Groats to Lands End Galleries