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Physical Therapy Guide to Torticollis

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.

Physical Therapy Guide to Flat Head Syndrome: Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, and Dolichocephaly

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.

Health Center: Children


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.

Plagiocephaly: Pediatric Treatment for Flat Head Syndrome

Aug 22, 2013 / Podcast

A physical therapist and orthotist discuss the treatment of plagiocephaly (or flat head syndrome) for babies.

Success Story: Infantile Scoliosis and Pediatric Physical Therapy

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.

Physical Therapy Guide to Container Baby Syndrome

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.

Tips to Select Toys for Children with Special Needs

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.

Physical Therapy Guide to Hypotonia (Low Muscle Tone)

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.