Torticollis

Baby Torticollis Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Treatment in London: stiff neck and flattened head treatment for your baby. Torticollis physiotherapy treatment in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London with our Torticollis Specialist Physiotherapist

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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.


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At BabyPhysio London, our Paediatric Physiotherapists and Osteopaths are specialised 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 in London at our practices in East London Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4 or at your home in London with our Physiotherapists Specialised in Treating Newborn Babies

Our team of highly trained physiotherapists & osteopaths provide treatments at our practices in London:

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria Station: 9 Eccleston Street, SW1W 9LX
  • Light Centre Moorgate near Moorgate, Monument Liverpool Street: 114 London Wall, EC2M 5QA
  • Make Me Feel Pharmacy Clapham between Clapham South Clapham Common: 25 Abbeville Road, SW4 9LA

Baby Physio London also 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. Our Paediatric physiotherapists can offer appointments at home during the evenings or at the weekend for your convenience.


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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.