Torticollis

It might by a matter of concern to some parents when their child prefers to maintain the head rotated and/or incline to one side.

Most likely your baby has a very common finding in babies that is called torticollis in which the Head tilts towards & rotates away from a muscle of the neck (the sternocleidomastoid).

Most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly after dislocated hip and clubfoot

Torticollis is defined as >15-degree difference between Right and Left side neck mobility (neck rotation and lateral neck flexion). RIGHT side most common, trained in TMR tots.

One in five children presenting with a torticollis posture has a nonmuscular etiology.

Some common causes

·  Large birth weight

·  Multiple birth

·  Difficult labor and delivery

·  Maternal uterine abnormalities

·  Male Gender

·  Primiparous mother

·  Use of vacuum or forceps assist

·  Breech position

·  Nuchal cord

Treatment we provide: Includes TMR tots, NDT, positioning, parent education, pain free stretching and strengthening of the neck.

We have years of experience helping kids with torticollis, including premature and newborns.

Call us we will be happy to answer any questions and/or concerns.

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