Causes of Torticollis

Causes of Torticollis! The most common cause of torticollis is in-utero crowding/constraint. This is especially true with multiples! The neck muscles tighten when there is no room to move the head/neck around. Sometimes this can even cause a traumatic birth which can exacerbate the neck involvement. The use of containers such as swings, bouncy seats …

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Occipital Ledging

What we see here is called a “prominent occiput” or “occipital ledging”. Typically a baby will get these from their position in utero. We can help improve this by early intervention of ensuring baby sleeps directly on that bulge. The direct pressure helps it to blend in to the rest of the skull and not …

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Back to the Basics – Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly (also commonly called flat head syndrome) develops when an infant’s skull is flattened, due to repeated pressure on one part of the head. “Positional” plagiocephaly is the most common form and is caused by sleep position after birth. “Congenital” plagiocephaly is caused by in-uterine crowding/constraint – baby is typically born with skull asymmetries. Plagiocephaly …

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A Round Head- Made Easy

Oh, the containers. The wonderful “things” in which we put our babies. The choices are limitless. Go to any local baby store, and it can be a bit overwhelming. Forty-nine types of swings. Sixty-four different bouncer seats. Car seat carriers that snap right into the stroller? Wow – what a perfect set up! Bumbo seats. …

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