Why should Torticollis be treated?
Torticollis may lead to additional problems, such as:
• Flattening of the skull
• Movement that favors one side of the body, affecting the arms, trunk, and hips, which can lead to strength imbalances
• Developmental hip dysplasia
• Limited ability to turn the head to see, hear, and interact with surroundings on one side
• Poor body awareness
• Difficulty with balance
How can Physical Therapy help?
Our therapists will develop an individualized treatment plan for your child to:
Strengthen the neck muscles
Correct muscle imbalance
Gain pain-free movement (range of motion)
Improve postural control and symmetry
Improve the body’s alignment by easing muscle tension
These goals may be achieved through stretching, strengthening, massage, positioning, taping, and a home exercise program. Early treatment results in the best outcomes.