What is torticollis?
Torticollis, also known as wry neck, is a condition affecting the neck that causes the head to be pulled to one side. Torticollis is seen in adults as well as babies. Physiotherapy is commonly used to treat torticollis in adults and paediatrics.
What causes torticollis?
Torticollis can occur in adults following an injury or after sleeping in an awkward position.
What are the symptoms of torticollis?
Significant restriction and sometimes pain in the neck is usually felt on waking. Other symptoms of torticollis include:
What should I do if I have torticollis?
If you have torticollis then you should arrange a physiotherapy assessment as soon as possible.
Physiotherapy for torticollis.
Physiotherapy is important in the treatment of torticollis. Your physiotherapist will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment. Treatment will be focussed on reducing your pain and gently increasing the range of movement in your neck. Your physiotherapist will also be able to discuss why you developed torticollis and provide you with advice and information to minimise the chances of a reoccurrence. Physiotherapy may include: book on line.