Boudry Therapy and Rehab, LLC believes that every individual has the potential to achieve their goals and live their best life. We provide personalized occupational therapy plans to help our clients reach their full potential.
An occupational therapy focus is on functional outcomes to things that are meaningful for you. For example if you loved to play sports and could no longer we would explore either rehabilitation to return to sports or different ways to engage in your passions. Another example is if getting your child ready for the day stresses you both out we work on function, relationship, and mental health strategies to help. What if a baby isn't meeting their milestones we help with that too! Fine motor? Got that covered. What about memory and organization? You guessed it, we can do that do! Feeding and Picky Eating? We can help! Keep reading for more specifics!
Torticollis is either congenital present at birth) or positional (acquired). Positional develops by your baby having a preference to one side. This may be caused by environmental stimuli, vision, asymmetrical muscle development, equipment (swings, bouncy chairs, and bassinets). The earlier intervention begins the better outcomes and quicker results. Parental instincts are always right, advocate for what you feel best. Referrals start as early as 6 weeks for positional torticollis and as early as 2 weeks for congenital torticollis.
What can you do to help?
Congenital torticollis more difficult to treat due to the complexity of the underlying issue and the asymmetry and muscle imbalance that started in the in utero . That being said it takes more grit, patience, and investigation. It is not impossible and fixable with the right interventions and approach.
Congenital torticollis can be caused from growth restrictions due to positioning in utero (commonly seen in Twin A). It can also be caused by hip subluxation, reflux, tongue/lip tie, tumors, and brachial plexus injuries.