Baby Torticollis Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Treatment in London: stiff neck and flattened head treatment for your baby. Torticollis physiotherapy treatment at home and in our practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 with our Torticollis Specialist Physiotherapist
Baby Torticollis Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Treatment in London with our Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist and Osteopath
Baby Torticollis is a retraction of the sternocleidomastoid muscle that leads to difficulties for your baby to turn their head, resulting in a flattened head on one side. The torticollis or stiff neck condition is usually due to the position of your child in the uterus during the last months of pregnancy, and can be treated and reversed with physiotherapy and osteopathy early.
At BabyPhysio London, our Paediatric Physiotherapists and osteopath are specialized in the treatment of torticollis or stiff neck in babies. Each physiotherapist and osteopath has a caring, gentle and professional manner and has been highly trained in their area of expertise, with much experience in working with young babies. All our Paediatric physiotherapists have worked in both hospitals and private practices all over the world and use the safest and most effective treatment methods. Treatment of torticollis or stiff neck with physiotherapy early in newborn babies will provide fast and effective results
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Baby Torticollis or Baby Stiff Neck Physiotherapy Treatment at Home in London or in our Practices in Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 with our Physiotherapists Specialised in Treating Newborn Babies
BabyPhysio London offers home visits for the treatment of torticollis, so that we can treat your baby in a familiar environment where they feel relaxed and comfortable. Feeling at ease during appointments will help your baby to progress happily and effectively. Our Paediatric physiotherapists can offer appointments at home during the evenings or at the weekend for your convenience.
We also offer treatment at any of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster, near Victoria station, and at our practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations.
More information about torticollis and baby stiff neck treatment and rehabilitation in London
How Our Paediatric Physiotherapist and Osteopath Treat Torticollis and Baby Stiff Neck in London
Our London physiotherapists and osteopaths have years of experience in working with babies and treating torticollis and stiff neck for babies who have issue turning their head in one side. As the condition is usually due to tensions and retraction, we usually advise our patients to begin with an osteopath session before starting physiotherapy rehabilitation to fasten and facilitate effective treatment. Our osteopaths and physiotherapists work as a team and create a bespoke treatment and rehabilitation plan for your baby to achieve the very best outcome.
At BabyPhysio London, our physiotherapists will loosen the muscles in your baby’s neck by using soft tissue massage and gentle stretches. They will also teach your baby to turn his head to each side by using games and visual and audio stimulation. The paediatric physiotherapist will create a plan for daily exercises to practice at home in order to preserve this new mobility.
Physiotherapy treatment of torticollis and stiff neck in babies alongside home exercises will allow your baby’s head to arrive back at it’s normal shape without any pain and discomfort, however it is important to begin treatment early, to minimize risk of any discomfort or permanent skull deformity
What is Baby Torticollis or Baby Stiff Neck?
Retraction of the sternocleidomastoid muscle will lead to difficulties for your baby to turn their head from one side to the other, causing them to prefer to sleep on one side. As a newborn baby’s head is very flexible, this can begin to deform the skull and flatten your baby’s head.
How Baby Torticollis Occurs and how to Detect Torticollis in Babies
Stiff neck or torticollis is generally due to the position taken by your baby in the uterus during the last few months of pregnancy, however if your child just prefers to sleep on one side, this may also cause the condition, and is known as positional plagiocephaly.
You can detect torticollis in your baby if they continually sleep on one side, refuse to turn their head to a particular side, or one side of the head appears to be flattened.