Torticollis Occupational Therapy Assessment
Torticollis limits a child's ability to interact with his or her world. Not only does torticollis affect head movements, torticollis may lead to delayed gross motor milestones, abnormal body awareness, weakness, and difficulty with balance. At Kernersville Rehab Specialists, LLC, we evaluate each child and determine the most appropriate plan of care for him or her.
A typical protocol for a child with torticollis
- Assessing Active and Passive Range of Motion and Working to Maximize Motion
- Assessing and Achieving Developmental Motor Milestones
- Monitoring Facial/ Cranial Asymmetries
- Assessing Reflexes
- Parent/ Family Education
- Positioning for Play, Feeding, and Carrying
- Supervised Tummy Time
- Playtime activities
- Manual Stretching
Patients are seen once a week initially then, if appropriate, they will be seen once every two-three weeks to monitor the children_s progress and the parent/ caregiver's independence with the home exercise activities.
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