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About Torticollis

Wondering what Torticollis is?
Keep reading to learn more.

The Facts on Torticollis
What does it mean?

  • Torticollis literally means “twisted neck” in Latin

What is it?

  • Torticollis refers to unbalanced neck muscles.

How Torticollis effects babies

  • When babies experience Torticollis, their heads are pulled into an abnormal tilt.

Incidence of Torticollis

  • Torticollis can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired from improper positioning of a baby’s head

Why does this matter?

  • Untreated, Torticollis can require costly treatments down the line

Prevention

  • Torticollis is typically preventable and treatable with good head repositioning

Torti- what? Torticollis.

I’m sure you can imagine the feeling of a stiff neck after a night of sleeping wrong. That’s similar to Torticollis, but babies don’t have the strength or motor skills to alleviate this problem themselves. Furthermore, babies who have Torticollis don’t want to turn their heads to a different position because it hurts them to do so.

In order to alleviate Torticollis, parents will need to be referred to a Pediatric physical therapist to learn to stretch the baby’s tight neck muscle correctly. Tortle can be used to reposition and under guidance with PT’s can ensure proper positioning of baby’s head.

Luckily, Tortle does just that.

Stop Torticollis before it starts

Try the Tortle today to prevent and help neck problems