How long will my baby need therapy for torticollis?

How long will my baby need therapy for torticollis? This is a question we get asked all the time. Unfortunately, there is no clear cut answer because there are soooo many variables including: age of referral, severity, parental commitment/compliance, therapist experience and day to day routines. We can tell you what the research says but remember ………


Here is what the research says about age of referral and average treatment time:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • before 1 month of age – 1.5 months of treatment⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1-3 months at referral – 5.9 months of treatment⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 3-6 months at referral – 7.2 months of treatment⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 6-12 months at referral – 8.9 months of treatment⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

(Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis/Clinical Practice Guidelines)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


As demonstrated so clearly here – EARLY INTERVENTION IS KEY! Get your appointment scheduled asap.

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