7 Easy Torticollis Stretchces & Exercises
Download: 10-Page Torticollis Stretches & Exercises Guide with Pictures, Videos, & Detailed Instructions
Troubleshooting Torticollis: A Guide for Treating Your Baby's Torticollis
10-Page Torticollis Stretches & Exercises Guide with Pictures, Videos, & Instructions
This guide, created by expert pediatric physical therapists, will help you identify and treat your baby’s early signs of torticollis or preference to tilt or turn their head in one direction.
What is Torticollis?
Infant torticollis is a condition where a baby’s neck muscle tightens, causing discomfort and limited mobility on one side. This can occur due to positioning during pregnancy, birth, or a congenital muscle imbalance. These symptoms can be treated with torticollis stretches and exercises.
Other findings associated with torticollis include facial asymmetries, difficulty breastfeeding on one side, decreased tolerance to being held on one side vs. the other, and flattening on one side of the head.
As pediatric physical therapists, we have vast experiencing prescribing torticollis stretches and exercises to help treat symptoms of torticollis and provide relief.
Why are Torticollis Stretches & Exercises Important?
Treating infant torticollis is important because it can lead to further complications like plagiocephaly (a flat head shape) and difficulty with developmental milestones like crawling and sitting.
Torticollis treatment is 3-pronged, focusing on positioning, passive mobility, and active mobility & strength. All areas of treatment are important to ensure head/neck asymmetries do not lead to other bodily asymmetries as the child develops. Bodily asymmetries can lead to future gross motor skill delay.
Our Hands-On Torticollis Stretches & Exercises eBook
Introducing our 10-page, hands-on Infant Torticollis Stretches & Exercises eBook! This comprehensive guide is designed to give you all the information and exercises you need to help your baby find relief from torticollis.
What You’ll Find in the eBook:
- An overview of infant torticollis and why it’s important to treat it
- How to identify your baby’s preferred side and how this may affect daily life and development
- Detailed explanations of safe and effective exercises to help your baby build neck strength and find comfort
- Step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos to make sure you’re performing the exercises correctly
- Tips and tricks to make the exercises fun and engaging for both you and your baby
Why this eBook is Different
Unlike other guides, our eBook is written by experts in pediatric physical therapy, with years of experience helping babies find relief from torticollis. Our torticollis stretches and exercises are safe, effective, and easy to follow, and have been designed to target the specific muscles affected by torticollis.
Start Helping Your Baby Today!
Unlike other guides, our eBook is written by experts in pediatric physical therapy, with years of experience helping babies find relief from torticollis. Our exercises are safe, effective, and easy to follow, and have been designed to target the specific muscles affected by torticollis.
Fit Family Physical Therapy is here to help! We created the ultimate guide for identifying early signs of torticollis and using exercises and stretches to address any concerns. This guide is recommended for babies 0-3 months in age.
Early intervention is key to resolving torticollis quickly and completely. For severe torticollis with plagiocephaly (flattening on one side of head), a referral to a healthcare provider is time sensitive.
As pediatric physical therapists, we walk you through how to identify torticollis and begin to treat torticollis with exercises and stretches. We provide detailed insttuctions, pictures and videos of the torticollis stretches to ensure you are performing the important stretches. You can also check out our detailed tummy time free download or our infant gross motor development milestones free download for even more help in those first few months.
If you or someone you know has questions about torticollis stretches, tummy time, or infant milestones, reach out to us at Fit Family Physical Therapy with questions! We are happy to help! We can help answer questions, evaluate and provide custom treatment to start making improvements in torticollis immediately. Our board-certified pediatric physical therapists offer virtual appoinements for torticollis education and treatment. We make it easy and can treat your baby in their own environment and space.
This PDF downlaod includes pictures, videos and detailed instructions for identifying and treating torticollis with stretching and exercises.
Developmental milestone virtual check-ins
We offer one-on-one tummy time and milestone support through our developmental milestones check-in subscription! We provide help with hands-on activities and education for parents & caregivers of babies aged newborn – 18 months.
Follow us on social media
Stay up to date with the latest from Fit Family Physical Therapy on our social media accounts. You can find resources for all things infant development including tummy time, torticollis, recommended baby equipment and more!