Pediatrics + Torticollis

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis occurs in babies and refers to the tightening of one of the sternocleidomastoid muscles – a neck muscle that flexes and rotates the head – causing them to prefer turning their head to one side. This can also lead to a flattening of one side of their head, which may require them to wear a helmet to restore the proper shape of the skull.

With proper stretching, exercises, and education to parents, this can be easily corrected and even prevented. Working with young kids, and babies, requires a gentle and specific approach to treatment. Dr. Natalie Miller understands the stress and concerns involved, so she makes sure that each area of development and treatment is addressed.

Please inquire about our treatments and if you’re wondering how we can help you and your new baby, contact us today at Wayzata & Minnetonka, MN Centers. If you’re ready to get started with treatment, click here to schedule an appointment.