Have you noticed your baby’s head tilting to one side or them preferring to look in one direction?
Infant torticollis is what causes this and is the result of a tightened muscle on one side of the neck. It is common, affecting 3 in every 100 babies and in most cases easily treated. Your baby will likely have been born with the condition (congenital torticollis) and is usually due to their position in utero or injury during birth.
Symptoms to look for may include
Head tilt or rotation to one side
Reduced range of motion to move baby’s head
Flattening on one side of baby’s head
Baby may prefer feeding from one side only
A small lump on baby’s neck
Plagiocephaly or a flat spot behind one ear
If you are concerned please get an assessment by our physiotherapist to determine if further tests will be required.
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