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Jun 17, 2022 / Guide
Torticollis — or simply, twisted neck — is a condition in which the head stays tilted to one side. Infant torticollis is due to a tight neck muscle. Infant tortocillis responds very well to physical therapy, and the earlier treatment begins the better.
Jun 16, 2022 / Guide
Plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and dolichocephaly (flat head syndrome) are skull deformations caused by an infant being in one position for too long. Early treatment is vital to prevent further flattening and reduce the risk of developmental problems.
Physical therapists help people with conditions, illnesses, or injuries that develop in childhood and limit movement or function. They continue to work with them across their life span as needed.
Aug 22, 2013 / Podcast
A physical therapist and orthotist discuss the treatment of plagiocephaly (or flat head syndrome) for babies.
Aug 5, 2014 / Podcast
Infantile scoliosis is rare, but a 4-month is making significant improvement in strength and range of motion through pediatric physical therapy.
Aug 16, 2023 / Guide
A "container baby" is a newborn baby or young infant who is placed in a container, such as a car seat or stroller, for an excessive amount of time on a given day.
Jul 22, 2020 / Health Tips
Play has an important role in the growth and development of children of all abilities, but it is particularly valuable for children with special needs for developing cognitive, motor, social, and communication skills in a fun way.
Nov 27, 2022 / Guide
Hypotonia is the medical term for low muscle tone, which refers to the state of muscles throughout the body. Babies with hypotonia can benefit from early physical therapy to help them develop motor skills.