Torticollis Treatment Orillia

Ensure your child’s healthy development with torticollis treatment at Miller Health in Orillia. Our experienced pediatric physiotherapists are dedicated to providing specialized care that nurtures and supports your baby’s growth and well-being.

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Help Your Baby Find Relief with Proper Treatment for Torticollis Today!

Early intervention is key to optimize your child’s development and potential. By neglecting their physiotherapy needs, you may miss out on the many benefits that can help your child reach their full potential.

  • Delayed development of physical abilities, such as walking, crawling, and running
  • Poor posture and body mechanics, leading to future injury
  • Decreased confidence and self-esteem
  • Limited ability to reach developmental milestones and age-appropriate physical capabilities.
  • Difficulty participating in physical activities and sports

Receive the Care your Child Deserves

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What is Torticollis?

Congenital muscular torticollis is seen in infants due to tightness of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) of the neck, presenting as the head tilted to the affected side and the chin rotated to the opposite side of the shortened muscle.

Causes

Torticollis, also known as “wry-neck” can occur from positioning in the womb, or trauma or damage to the sternocleidomastoid muscle during birth. 

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What To Look For

You may be able to feel tightness in one side of their neck or their body or notice limitations in head movement.

Our Approach to Care / What To Expect

Treatment from our paediatric physiotherapist can include gentle stretching to the SCM muscle to achieve a normal range of movement, gentle strengthening of neck and shoulder muscles to develop stability and achieve a neutral neck position, and development of balance reactions. Treatment can also include gentle massage to SCM muscle & monitoring of physical milestone development to prevent developmental delay.

Improve your child’s physical and mental well being

  • Quick Booking & Convenient Hours
  • Beautiful & Centrally Located Clinic
  • Prioritized Patient Experience
  • Direct Billed Insurance

Common Conditions treated with paediatric physiotherapy

  • Achondroplasia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital conditions including torticollis, plagiocephaly (flat spot), hip dysplasia, talipes, Erb’s Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injury)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Developmental delay (gross motor delay or global developmental delay)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic conditions and syndromes
  • Low Tone (hypotonia) or high tone (hypertonia)
  • Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Musculoskeletal concerns (Flat Feet, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Severs, Osgood schlatters, Jumper’s knee, metatarsus adductus, in toeing/out toeing, genu valgum (knocked knees), genu varus (bow legs), leg length discrepancies, w-sitting)
  • Neurological conditions (traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries etc.)
  • Prematurity
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida and neural tube defects
  • Toe Walking

Meet Our Paediatric Physiotherapy Team

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Getting Started Is Easy

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Call Us or Book Online

Call us or click the button below to find a time that best suits your busy schedule.

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Develop an Individualized Plan

The physiotherapist will work alongside you and your child to create a treatment plan based on their specific needs.

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Accomplish Their Goals

Begin treatment and help your child reach their full potential.

Direct Billed Insurance

We can submit your health claims directly to most insurance providers, saving you time and paperwork. We make it easier and more convenient for you to access the care you need.

Torticollis Treatment Orillia FAQs

Reach out if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

The first signs of torticollis can often be subtle but typically include a noticeable preference for tilting the head to one side, difficulty turning the head in one or both directions and asymmetry in the baby’s head and neck posture. Parents might also notice their child getting uncomfortable when trying to change their head position.

Physiotherapy for torticollis involves a series of targeted interventions designed to relax, stretch, and strengthen the affected neck muscles, particularly the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Treatment typically includes gentle, guided exercises to increase the range of motion, strengthening exercises for neck stability, and massage techniques to ease muscle tightness. Each session is tailored to the infant’s specific needs and developmental stage, ensuring safe and effective treatment.

Improvement can often be seen within a few weeks of consistent physiotherapy, although the total duration of treatment can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the age at which therapy begins. Most cases of infant torticollis resolve with several months of regular treatment, as long as the therapy is supported by home exercises and proper care.

Parents play a crucial role in their child’s recovery from torticollis. Home care typically includes performing prescribed stretches and exercises multiple times a day, providing plenty of tummy time to strengthen neck and shoulder muscles, and encouraging active movement by using toys and activities that promote looking and reaching across the body. Following the physiotherapist’s instructions closely and attending all scheduled therapy sessions is essential for the best outcome.

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Friday: 7AM – 6PM

Saturday: 8AM – 2PM