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Welcome to the TorticollisKids homepage.    We've compiled this information to help you get the best possible care for your child.   Stop back often to see what we're up to!

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!

Mission Statement

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.

The version of torticollis most commonly found in infants is Congenital Muscular Torticollis, meaning:

Congenital - present at birth
Muscular - affecting the muscles
Torticollis - literally means 'twisted neck'

 

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're glad you found us and we hope that you find everything you'll need here.  If you have any comments on the site, please don't hesitate to use the email icon to the left!

 

Thank You

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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