Erin Krueger, physical therapist and clinical supervisor, celebrates 9 years at C&FD

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

Happy C&FD Anniversary to Erin Krueger

Erin Krueger DPT ATRIC is a physical therapist and Clinical Supervisor at Child and Family Development. She is celebrating years this month.   

Erin enjoys working with children to make movement fun and meaningful!  She works at both locations as well as Harris YMCA indoor pool. Each year, she adds new skills to her “toolbox” to best deliver PT, using a variety of treatment methods.  It is very important that PT is advantageous to the child not only in the office, but also at home, in school and in the community. 

A colleague shares:  

I can’t say enough about Erin. She is brilliant and knowledgeable. She has a good understanding of the body and how it works together as a whole. She is creative and crafty. The kids love her because she is fun and animated. We love her as our supervisor because she is compassionate and has the perspective of a well tenured therapist!

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Physical Therapy Focus: Using Water To Improve Motor Skills by Erin Krueger DPT ATRIC

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

October is National Physical Therapy Month and we are celebrating with the APTA #choosePT

Each physical therapist on our staff of 6 will share bit of expertise, including Erin Krueger DPT!

Erin is certified by the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI).  She offers aquatic therapy at the Harris YMCA and often recommends water as a modailty to improve function and motor skills for children, teens and young adults.   Here's why:

As a kiddo, there isn’t much better than being in a pool! Therapists and parents can use that to our advantage when developing gross motor skills!

The water is unique in that it provides multi-planar movement with resistance in every direction. The child receives increased sensory stimulation and proprioceptive awareness, as well as safety during activities such as gait training.

Just moving in the water can increase overall strength and flexibility and affect muscle tone.  By creating activities in the water specific for each child we target upper body, lower body, or core strength as needed.  And let’s face it – moving in the water is way more fun than doing exercises on land!

We also use AquaStretch principles to increase range of motion, reduce fascial and muscular restrictions and improve symmetry throughout the body. It also allows for freedom of movement, which may be restricted on land.

The hydrostatic pressure of the water increases proprioceptive and sensory input which varies with the depth of the water.  This pressure is calming and helps children have more awareness of where their body is with movement patterns. 

Interested in getting your feet wet? Read more about our aquatic therapy services here.

Learn more about Child and Family Development physical therapists on our website and our blog.

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

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Topics: C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger

National Physical Therapy Month #choosePT

Friday, Sep 30, 2016 by Child & Family Development

 

October is National Physical Therapy Month and we are celebrating with the APTA #choosePT

Pediatric physical therapy is not just rehabilitation of injuries or therapy for “little adults”. While it certainly includes rehabilitation from sports injuries, post-surgery, broken bones and other conditions, it more commonly addresses “habilitation” rather than “re-habilitation”. That is, we are working with children to develop gross motor skills for the first time, rather than regain skills after a loss.  This “habilitation” often occurs when there is a gross motor delay related to late crawling and late walking.  At times, a delay is present in conjunction with a medical diagnosis, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disorder and spina bifida, to name just a few.

STAFF:

MIDTOWN OFFICE

Gail Fennimore PT, PCS, C/NDT

Jill Pfund DPT

Amy Sturkey LPT, C/NDT

PINEVILLE OFFICE

Katie Eggleston DPT

Erin Krueger DPT, ATRIC

Jessica Turchin MPT, ATRIC

SPECIALTY SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Adaptive Equipment Assessment & Management
  • Aquatic Therapy at Harris YMCA
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
  • Karate Groups
  • Kinesiotaping® & Strapping
  • Learning To Ride A Bike
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment™ (NDT)
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Serial Casting
  • Sports Rehab & Training
  • Total Motion Release® (TMR)

Learn more about our physical therapists on our website and our blog.

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Gail Fennimore, Katie Eggleston

Summer 2016 Aquatic Therapy at the Harris YMCA

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development continues pool-based physical therapy at the Harris YMCA!

We have offered aquatic therapy for more than 10 years and three physical therapists will be in the water this summer:

Erin (Harkins) Krueger, DPT, ATRIC
Katie Eggleston, DPT
 Jessica Turchin, LPT, ATRIC (upon her return from leave)

Pool therapy is a great complement to a physical therapy or occupational therapy intervention, in addition to regular land based therapies. 

  • The aquatic medium provides a number of unique properties that are almost impossible to replicate on land. 
  • The hydrostatic pressure of the water really helps our pediatric patients with body awareness and sensory integration.  Not to mention the undeniable aid with postural support for not only standing, but also for breathing! 
  • The buoyancy aids in off weighting the body to make coordination of activities much easier, as it can be used to lessen the strength required to perform a movement successfully.  Many people learn to walk first in the water and then on land. 
  • The confidence they have in the water is remarkable.  Imagine seeing a 7 year old motor plan and successfully walk for the first time in the water - now that 10 year old is walking independently on land! 

For the last 6 years, we have partnered with th Harris YMCA in Charlotte near South Park Mall.   The indoor pool has several features that are especially therapeutic including:

  • zero tide entrance, like walking into the ocean
  • whirlpool, with variable resistance and pressure 
  • heated water
  • floating equipment and toys

Click here to read more about the benefits of aquatic therapy.  

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Topics: Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Katie Eggleston

Physical therapy and chronic pain in children and teens

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 by Child & Family Development

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C&FD celebrates 8 years with Erin Harkins, physical therapist

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 by Child & Family Development

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Erin Harkins DPT ATRIC marks 8 years of tenure this month! She is a physical therapist and the clinical supervisor for the occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy teams.  

Erin made her own TOP 10 list of reasons she loves to work at Child and Family Development: 

10) One day a week, I get to play in the pool.

9)  Hearing children laugh.

8)  I can jump on a trampoline during the work day!

7)  Watching parents’ eyes full of amazement at what their children can do.

6)  Who else can ride bikes around the halls at work?

5)  Endless singing.

4)  I have a swing in my office!

3)  Problem solving to make a child as efficient as possible.

2)  Working with a staff dedicated to improving the lives of children in our community.

1)  The smiles on the faces of children learning and growing!  

Read more about her expertise here.     

Happy C&FD Anniversary!

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Topics: C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger

Physical therapist approved holiday gifts for 1-year-old kids

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 by Child & Family Development

The holiday season is approaching! Are you trying to come up with some good gift ideas for kids? 

                     

Our physical therapy team made a list of motor milestones and related toys to consider for a 1-year-old child.

12-21 months old

Considerations/ Milestones Toys
  • begins pulling to stand
  • creeps
  • puts objects into and out of container
  • enjoys placing things on head
  • looks at and explores objects with hands
  • push toys
  • plastic nesting or stacking containers
  • cups
  • balls
  • blocks - small and brightly colored
  • baskets
  • boxes - simple ones to open and close

18-21 months old

Considerations/ Milestones Toys
  • needs interesting variety
  • likes to move and climb on things
  • constantly on the move; short attention span
  • more aware of people
  • begins to talk more readily
  • pull toys
  • pots and pans
  • sand toys
  • water toys
  • dolls
  • hammer toys
  • sturdy books with large colored pictures
  • stuffed toys
  • large blocks
  • toy telephone
  • large beads to string
  • simple shape sorter

Our team of 7 physical therapists always recommend home activities for clients to expedite progress.  Wondering about your little one's early development? 

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Gail Fennimore

C&FD PTs are celebrating the APTA Physical Therapy Day of Service

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 by Child & Family Development

    

Our team of 7 physical therapists is celebrating the APTA Physical Therapy Day Of Service! 

As part of National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) celebration, members of our team will be busy in the Charlotte community supporting others.  Making a difference in the lives of patients and clients is what physical therapy is all about. Yet, transforming lives does not stop in our office.

You will see the Child and Family Development team at:

Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to see the PT team in action this Saturday.   #PTTransforms #PTDOS 

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

 

  

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C&FD PTs are celebrating National Physical Therapy Month!

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

Our team of 7 physical therapists is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month 2015!

MIDTOWN OFFICE  PINEVILLE OFFICE

Gail Fennimore PT PCS

Jill Pfund DPT

Amy Sturkey LPT 

Leslie Cordero DPT

Jessica Cornman DPT

Erin Harkins DPT ATRIC

Jessica Turchin MPT ATRIC

We provide services to children, teens and young adults with developmental, neurological and congenital impairments.  Services can be habilitative (learning a skill for the first time) or rehabilitative (becoming more proficient at a skill or relearning a skill).  We focus on improving and adapting a child's gross motor abilities.  

All of our therapists are licensed by the state of North Carolina. 

Child & Family Development physical therapists are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care, South Carolina Medicaid and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

 

  

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Gail Fennimore

Physical Therapists lead Sports Readiness workshop at Harris YMCA

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

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Summertime Aquatic Therapy at the Harris YMCA

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development continues aquatic therapy at the Harris YMCA!

We have offered aquatic therapy for more than 10 years and three physical therapists will be in the water this summer:

Jessica Sapel, LPT, ATRIC
Erin Harkins, DPT, ATRIC
Jessica Braun, DPT 

Pool therapy is a great complement to a physical therapy or occupational therapy intervention, in addition to regular land based therapies. 

  • The aquatic medium provides a number of unique properties that are almost impossible to replicate on land. 
  • The hydrostatic pressure of the water really helps our pediatric patients with body awareness and sensory integration.  Not to mention the undeniable aid with postural support for not only standing, but also for breathing! 
  • The buoyancy aids in off weighting the body to make coordination of activities much easier, as it can be used to lessen the strength required to perform a movement successfully.  Many people learn to walk first in the water and then on land. 
  • The confidence they have in the water is remarkable.  Imagine seeing a 7 year old motor plan and successfully walk for the first time in the water - now that 10 year old is walking independently on land! 

For the last 5 years, we have partnered with the Harris YMCA in Charlotte near South Park Mall.   The indoor pool has several features that are especially therapeutic including:

  • zero tide entrance, like walking into the ocean
  • whirlpool, with variable resistance and pressure 
  • heated water
  • floating equipment and toys

Click here to read more about the benefits of aquatic therapy.  

Read the C&FD blog

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Topics: Jessica Turchin, Erin Krueger

Child and Family Development offers aquatic therapy: handling and positioning benefits

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development has offered aquatic therapy for more than 10 years and our first 2015 block has just begun! 

Two physical therapists lead this specialty service, both of whom are certified by the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI):  

Pool therapy is a great complement to traditional physical therapy and occupational therapy intervention. The water provides a number of unique properties that are almost impossible to replicate on land.  

One therapeutic benefit of treating in the pool is the properties of the water allow therapists to position patients for handling and manual work in ways not possible on land.

For the last 5 years, we have partnered with the Harris YMCA in Charlotte near South Park Mall.   The indoor pool has several features that are especially therapeutic including:

  • zero tide entrance, like walking into the ocean
  • whirlpool, with variable resistance and pressure 
  • heated water
  • floating equipment and toys 

Read additional posts about the benefits of aquatic therapy. 
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Topics: Jessica Turchin, Erin Krueger

Child and Family Development offers aquatic therapy: balance benefits

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development has offered aquatic therapy for more than 10 years and our first 2015 block has just begun! 

Two physical therapists lead this specialty service, both of whom are certified by the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI):  

Pool therapy is a great complement to traditional physical therapy and occupational therapy intervention. The water provides a number of unique properties that are almost impossible to replicate on land.  

One balance benefit of treating in the pool is the buoyancy and pressure of the water allow for increased support to remain upright.  Thus, the water provides increased stability and gives a longer period of time for learning righting responses.

For the last 5 years, we have partnered with the Harris YMCA in Charlotte near South Park Mall.   The indoor pool has several features that are especially therapeutic including:

  • zero tide entrance, like walking into the ocean
  • whirlpool, with variable resistance and pressure 
  • heated water
  • floating equipment and toys 

Read future posts about more benefits of aquatic therapy. 
Read the C&FD blog

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Topics: Jessica Turchin, Erin Krueger

Child and Family Development offers aquatic therapy: sensory benefits

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Child and Family Development has offered aquatic therapy for more than 10 years and our first 2015 block has just begun! 

Two physical therapists lead this specialty service, both of whom are certified by the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI):  

Pool therapy is a great complement to traditional physical therapy and occupational therapy intervention. The water provides a number of unique properties that are almost impossible to replicate on land.  

One sensory benefit of treating in the pool is the deep pressure input that is provided by the hydrostatic pressure of the water against all of the submerged body.  Not only does this increase awareness of the body, but it is calming too.

For the last 5 years, we have partnered with the Harris YMCA in Charlotte near South Park Mall.   The indoor pool has several features that are especially therapeutic including:

  • zero tide entrance, like walking into the ocean
  • whirlpool, with variable resistance and pressure 
  • heated water
  • floating equipment and toys 

Read future posts about more benefits of aquatic therapy. 
Read the C&FD blog

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Topics: Jessica Turchin, Erin Krueger

Physical Therapy for kids

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Parents should be actively involved in their child's physical therapy sessions.  Our team of 6 PTs has these ideas to make most out of pediatric therapy sessions:

  • Tell your physical therapist about significant events in your child’s medical history, even if you feel that it doesn’t pertain to this particular appointment.  For example, is there a history of seizures?  It may not seem important but it will give us information that can help to guide things that we may or may not do during treatment.
  • Let your therapist know what other specialists are involved in your child’s care.  Do they receive therapy at school?  Do they go to any special doctors?  Oftentimes we like to collaborate with other healthcare professionals in the area to ensure the best care.
  • Ask questions.  We like to hear things like “what is this obstacle course helping my child work on?” or “what are you looking for when you are working on this activity?”  Sometimes we can get a little wrapped up in what we are working on but are always more than willing to talk about what we are doing and why we are doing it.
  • Let us know if something new is going on in your child’s home life.  Sometimes we may see behaviors that are different because of something changing in school or home, and we don’t know why.  Things like home changes or even medication changes can be channeled into different behaviors.
  • Do your best to follow through on your therapist’s recommendations.  Between all of the therapists and all of the families that come to see us on a weekly basis, Child and Family Development is a great resource for contacts in the community for things that your child may benefit from.  Also, therapy is designed to be carried over at home.  You will truly see the benefits of therapy much quicker if you are able to carry over some of the work at home.  It’s all about practice, practice, practice!
  • Have fun with it!  We try our best to find ways to motivate each child in their own way.  We work hard during therapy but like to have fun while we are doing it.  If you are able to keep the same fun environment when doing therapy work at home, you will see good results!

Read more about pediatric physical therapy services here

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Gail Fennimore

Physical therapy is beneficial for pain disorders in children

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 by Child & Family Development

 

Erin Harkins, DPT and the other physical therapists on our team often help kids and teens with pain disorders that impact gross motor activities and tasks. Erin notices more and more literature and research on this topic of chronic pain in children, including a recent Boston Globe article. Erin shares her insights into this condition:

Pain in children is a complex situation.  Due to nervous systems and musculoskeletal systems that are still developing, children’s and teens’ perception of pain is much different from that of adults.  They are unable to differentiate types of pain – sharp, dull, and intensity.  This makes treating pain very challenging in children.  No one wants to see a child in pain!  While some types of pain are straight forward, post-injury for example, there are many other types of pain that require a “little more digging” from the therapist.  These include pain resultant from migraines, pain after a virus, pain after surgery, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (chronic regional pain syndrome).  I have treated reflex sympathetic dystrophy in children post-injury.  The most important piece to remember is that even though in x-rays and imaging there appears to “be nothing wrong” – the body is reacting in an acute level of distress.  This impacts both the neuro and muscular systems and the body reacts according with the cardiovascular system as well.  Elusive pain disorders can be very upsetting for families and often the child and family feel like there is no end in site.  The orthopedic doctor may say that there is no reason for the pain, pain specialists offer various techniques to alleviate the pain, and often the child gets lost in the shuffle.  At the young age of these children, being on pain patches or pain pills indefinitely is not a good answer.  Seek out a physical therapist who should work hand-in-hand with a counselor or psychologist who treats pain disorders.  You will be amazed at the ability to retrain the brain and body! 

Read more about our physical therapy services for children with chronic pain here

Our team consists of 6 licensed physical therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  The ladies have vast experience and special expertise including 3 doctoral practitioners, 2 Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) certified practitioners, 2 Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI) certified practitioners, 1 Pediatric Clinical Specialist, as well as many other expanded specialities.     

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

 

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What is pediatric physical therapy?

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 by Child & Family Development

Erin Harkins, DPT and the other physical therapists on our team often help kids and teens develop gross motor skills for the first time, which is called habilitative PT.  

Pediatric physical therapy is not just rehabilitation of injuries or therapy for “little adults”.  Pediatric physical therapy runs the gamut of treatment.  While it includes rehabilitation from sports injuries, post-surgery, broken bones and other conditions, it more commonly addresses “habilitation” rather than “re-habilitation”. That is, we are working with children to develop gross motor skills for the first time, rather than regain skills after a loss. This “habilitation” often occurs when there is a gross motor delay related to late crawling and late walking.  At times, a delay is present in conjunction with a medical diagnosis, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, mitochondrial disorder, just to name a few. 

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Physical Therapist

Our team consists of 6 licensed physical therapists, rather than assistants or aides.  The ladies have vast experience and special expertise including 3 doctoral practitioners, 2 Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) certified practitioners, 2 Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI) certified practitioners, 1 Pediatric Clinical Specialist, as well as many other expanded trainings.   

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Developmental Reflexes in 1st Year of Life: Birth to 3-4 months

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Our physical therapy team provides this summary of reflexes that begin to develop at birth and take a couple of months to fully integrate.

It describes what to do to elicit the reflex and what you should see your child do in response.

Reflex

Timeline

Description

Response

Spontaneous Stepping

Birth to 1-2 months

While supporting the infant in the standing position with your hands under their arms and around the chest and their feet touching the surface, incline the child forward and gently move them forward to accompany any stepping.

Child will make alternating, rhythmical and coordinated stepping movements.

Rooting Reflex

Birth to 3-4 months

While child is lying on back with head in the middle and hands on the chest, use finger to stroke from the corner of the mouth out towards the check, upper lip and lower lip.

Stimulation of corners of mouth will result in a directed head turning toward the stimulated side. Stimulation of upper lip causes mouth to open and head to tilt backward. Stimulation of lower lip cause mouth to open and head to tilt forward. Infant tries to suck the finger.

Sucking Reflex

Birth to 3-4 months

While child is lying on back with head in the middle and hands on chest, place a finger or nipple in infant’s mouth.

Will result in rhythmical sucking movements.

Palmar Grasp

Birth to 3-4 months

While infant is lying on back with head in middle and hands free, place your index finger into the hands of the infant from the pinky finger side and gently press the palm surface.

Infant’s fingers flex (grasp) around your index finger.

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Schedule a free phone consultation with:  Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Speech Therapist  

 

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Gail Fennimore

Child & Family Development celebrates with Erin Harkins

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Erin Harkins marks 7 years at Child and Family Development this month! She is a physical therapist and the Clinical Supervisor of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy. 

Erin likes to think she can make anyone smile :) and believes laughing is good for the soul.

 Happy C&FD Anniversary!

 

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Physical Therapy helps infants with torticollis

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 by Child & Family Development

Our physical therapy team gets great satisfaction from helping infants diagnosed with torticollis or plagiocephaly. 

Infants experience such rapid gross motor development in the first seven months of life and with just a few tips to new parents, there can be huge improvements in their overall development.

A diagnosis of torticollis means that there is a neck musculature imbalance, and the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) is the muscle involved. Plagiocephaly is usually a secondary diagnosis to torticollis. It is caused by the infant resting heavily on one part of the head which leads to a flattening of the head in that area.

A helmet is usually prescribed to improve head shape, but many of the cases I have treated by conservative measures have improved head shape and a helmet is not necessary.

The SCM is the large neck muscle that runs from the mastoid process (close to the ear), all the way down to the sternum. Its function is to rotate and tilt the head. When the SCM is tight on one side it causes the head to tilt in that direction and rotate to the opposite direction. For example, if the right SCM is tight, the child's head will tilt to the right and rotate to the left. Now, there are exceptions to every rule and sometimes a child's head will tilt and rotate to the same side, but for the most part, torticollis follows the previously mentioned pattern.

The cause of the musculature imbalance could be related to how the child was positioned in the womb, positioning following birth during sleep or resting, and/or if the child is not getting the necessary amount of "tummy time." 

Most of the time, a parent or a pediatrician notice the child's head is flat on one side or on the back or notice a slight tilt of the neck/head in photographs.

The treatment for torticollis is effective. Weekly physical therapy usually takes 6-12 weeks, depending on the severity. There's also a home exercise program of daily stretching. 

Want more info or to schedule an appointment?

Contact Leslie Cordero, DPT or another physical therapist at Child and Family Development in Charlotte.

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Topics: Amy Sturkey, Jessica Turchin, C&FD Physical Therapy Services, Erin Krueger, Gail Fennimore

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