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  • Writer's pictureDr. Savannah Wise, PT, DPT

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly can be serious issues for children. These conditions can lead to impaired movement, facial asymmetry, physical disfigurement, and difficulty with balance and coordination. Fortunately, there are preventative measures and treatments that can help minimize the impact of these conditions.

Early intervention allows PT's to educate parents and caregivers on how to prevent further issues and address current impairments. We provide information on a variety of methods, such as stretching, positioning, and strengthening. We also provide educational materials to help ensure that parents and caregivers are knowledgeable on the appropriate treatment and prevention of these conditions.

Through gentle techniques, environmental changes, and re-positioning, we can help to decrease muscle tightness and improve the ability of the child to move and develop normally. These treatments can also help ease the pain associated with this condition. By providing education, we ensure that parents and caregivers are well-informed of the best practices when it comes to the care and treatment of torticollis.

Notice your child always tilted or looking to one side? Do they have a flat spot on the back of their head? If so, it may be time for a PT consult. Don't fret, we are available for Free Consultations to give you the answers you need!

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