What is Torticollis? You may have heard of things like “Flat Head Syndrome” or “Wry Neck” for babies. Well, Torticollis is a condition of limited neck motion where your baby holds his head tilted to one side and rotated to the opposite side. This results from shortening of the neck muscles while in utero or with poor positioning.
The risks of complications include:
○ May lead to plagiocephaly
○ May be reduced with stretching, positioning, and exercise, all of which physical therapy can provide.
○ May be related to visual deficits (pseudo-torticollis)
○ Most infants will demonstrate good results within 6 months, however treatment varies
To help better serve our San Diego communities, we’ve made available two helpful, FREE downloadable resources.
- 8 Signs Your Baby May Have Torticollis [A CHECKLIST]
- Our Torticollis and Plagiocephaly [AN INFO SHEET]