Manual Therapy for Torticollis

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

We treat newborns and infants with torticollis, molding, movement impairments, digestive issues, umbilical hernias, diastasis recti, and nursing/latching challenges. Here you see us using craniosacral therapy and integrative manual therapy on a 3 month old. The mom reported that her baby favored head posturing and turning her head left since delivery. Evaluation also revealed left Temporomandibular (TM) joint restriction and moderate impaired movement of her right hip from a quadriceps spasm/guarding following a vaccination injection into the thigh a few days earlier. The finding of the TM joint restriction in newborns could reveal clues into the possible development of adult TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder), formerly known as TMJ. Treatment for this baby included craniosacral therapy, integrative manual therapy, and myofascial release. We also instructed the mom in massage for the baby’s hip region and quadriceps as there was still a hardened nodule/lump at the injection site. The mother also learned techniques to facilitate her baby to turn her head to the right after all the cranial and TM joint restrictions and movement patterns corrected via manual therapies. As an aside, we had also treated the mom for severe calf pain and pelvic pain while she was pregnant with this little one.