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Torticollis is a condition in early infancy in which a child presentswith a tilted position of the head and neck
Torticollis is a condition in early infancy in which a child presents with a tilted position of the head and neck. Many children will also present with asymmetries and tightness throughout the body, affecting their posture and motor skills. If left untreated, many children with torticollis will be at risk of developing delays in fine and gross motor skills, head flattening, and/or conditions in later childhood including scoliosis and pain.If treatment begins as soon as any signs of possible asymmetry are detected, the shorter the treatment time for full recovery.
Physical therapy treatment for torticollis includes instruction on exercises for caregivers to perform at home in combination with comprehensive treatment by our skilled pediatric physical therapists. Our treatment sessions are designed to be fun, effective, and pain-free and often include some of the following interventions:
If you suspect your child may have torticollis, or you would like to learn techniques for prevention of torticollis, please contact us for an evaluation.