Physical Therapy for Torticollis

Physical therapy for infants with torticollis in NYC

Here at Heads Up Therapy we have created a treatment program specifically tailored to treat babies diagnosed with torticollis.  If your baby has been diagnosed with torticollis, please call and schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.  The earlier treatment begins, the better the prognosis.

What should I expect from my child’s physical therapy treatment?

At Heads Up Therapy we believe babies are happiest in a familiar environment . We have designed a nursery treatment room so that you and your baby can feel comfortable and at home.  You will be asked questions about your baby’s birth and development. You will be asked to remove your baby’s clothing during the evaluation.  Your baby will be placed in different positions.  We will take measurements of your baby’s neck to determine how limited movement is. The therapist will discuss their findings placing your child in a mild, moderate or severe category.  Recommendations will be made regarding length and number of sessions.  You will then receive a take home packet filled with home exercises.  Each week your baby’s range of motion measurements will be tracked.  We will communicate with your referring doctor.  Referrals may be made to specialists if necessary.

Will my baby cry during physical therapy?

Some babies cry when stretched.  We have very creative ways to stretch your child.  Some babies have even fallen asleep while being stretched.

How long will my baby be in physical therapy?

It all depends on how severe the torticollis is and how actively caregivers work on the home exercises.  Parent participation is crucial for recovery.

What should I bring with me to the physical therapy appointment?

Please bring anything that will soothe your baby ie. pacifier, special toy, bottle.  We also ask that you bring a blanket for your baby to lay on during the evaluation.  You may nurse or bottle feed your baby during the session if needed.

Feel free to call us with any questions you may have.  We absolutely adore babies and we would like to ease any of your concerns.