Torticollis is a condition where a baby’s neck muscles are tight and in spasm and cause the child’s head and neck to bend and turn to one side. It may occur in up to 16% of babies and infants. In the majority of cases, the baby’s neck bends to one side (for example, the right ear is closer to the right shoulder) and then is rotated in the opposite direction (looking over the left shoulder). The condition can be treated successfully with physical therapy and involves working to improve flexibility in the neck muscles.

In this article, we’ll discuss the hallmark symptoms of torticollis and what physical therapy exercises can help.

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