Who are we?
We're parents helping parents get the information that they need to be sure that their child is getting the treatment that they deserve! We aren't medical professionals, just parents and caregivers - LIKE YOU!
To ensure that parents get all the
information available to them regarding torticollis and its appropriate
treatment. We also want to provide support and an open forum for parents to
discuss their situation and their needs.
What is Torticollis?
Torticollis literally means "twisted neck". It is derived from the Latin terms torta meaning twisted and collum meaning neck. The term "torticollis" actually refers to the positioning of the head. There are many underlying conditions that can cause a head and neck position that would be considered torticollis.
version of torticollis most commonly found in infants is Congenital Muscular
There are many causes of torticollis and
not all of them are muscular problems. Torticollis can also be caused, albeit
rarely, by bony abnormalities in the spine, vision problems (Ocular Torticollis)
or neurological imbalance (Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis). Congenital
Muscular Torticollis (CMT) is, by far, the most common form in infants.
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We'd like to say thank you to:
Kelly Webworks for providing this web space
Stacie and Jaya for their software contributions
Kevin, Jaya and Kendra for all their support and helpful hints
This page was last updated on 03/29/12.
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