Posts tagged prevention
Colic and Torticollis - 3 Tips for Parents from a Pediatric Physical Therapist

What can pediatric physical therapy do to help your baby with colic, prevent torticollis, and find relief?

…Infants with colic often assume positions with flexed hips, lateral trunk shifts, clinched fists, and extended arms.  Some babies are unable to tolerate prone positions and are often placed in swings, bucket positions to promote head elevation for digestive needs.  Unfortunately, these positioning techniques may contribute to the development of Torticollis.

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Torticollis...Say that 3 times fast! A quick FAQ

What's the Deal with Torticollis?

For such a strange medical term, this is one that is recognized pretty often in the parent/Mom/baby world. Here, I want to give you:

  • a simple definition of the condition
  • reasons why a physical therapist would treat this
  • things that a parent can look for that are associated with torticollis in infants
  • tips on prevention.
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