We will work with you to develop a customized Torticollis treatment plan that best suits your child's individual needs.
What Is Torticollis?
Torticollis, also called twisted neck or wry neck, is a condition in which an infant holds his or her head tilted to one side and has difficulty turning the head to the opposite side. It affects the baby either at birth, which is called “congenital muscular torticollis”, or after birth called “acquired torticollis”.
What are the causes of Torticollis?
Torticollis is caused by the shortening of a long muscle called Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) on one side. The SCM muscle on one side helps turn or rotate the head on the opposite side. A positioning in the womb can lead to tightening and shortening of the SCM. Torticollis can also be caused by soft tissue or bone problems in the neck. In some cases it may be the result of the baby’s position when sleeping on their back.
What are the symptoms of Torticollis?
Torticollis is usually discovered in the first 6 to 8 weeks after birth, when a newborn begins to gain more control over the head and neck.
Symptoms you might see:
Consistent turning to one side while lying on back
Difficulty and fussing during tummy time
Difficulty breastfeeding on one side
Flatness on one side of the back of the head or across the back of the head
How Can Physical Therapy Help?
Fortunately, torticollis can be treated with exercises. A specialized and guided approach from our skilled and experienced Pediatric Physical Therapist will help. Treatment for torticollis is different depending on the child’s age and severity of the condition, . The main areas of focus will be Positioning, Stretching, Strengthening & Motor development.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover varies greatly. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
We are taking all steps necessary to ensure our facility is clean and safe so you can start Physical Therapy. Unlike other PT clinics in Jersey City we have 8 private treatment rooms, which allows us to truly follow social distance guidelines. Click Here to watch video.
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Torticollis Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is Jersey City’s largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center with 8 private treatment rooms. We are conveniently located in the heart of Jersey City, next to Grove Street Path Station. Our team of licensed specialists have many years of experience successfully treating Torticollis. We can offer your child the safest and most effective Pediatric Physical Therapy treatment. We will work closely with your Pediatrician to create a specific plan for your child with the goal to restore his/her functional abilities and achieve their full potential.
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