What You Need to Know About Torticollis Massage for Infants

When your little one is uncomfortable, the world seems like a rough place to live. For young infants, medicine often isn’t an option. Handling their pain may require alternative methods. In babies with infant torticollis, doctors sometimes suggest massage. Here’s what you need to know if your doctor recommends massage for baby’s torticollis: What is […]

America’s First Baby Spa: Float Baby

There’s a new business in Texas that’s turning heads internationally. Float Baby is a spa designed for infants, but more than just a place to pamper little ones with massage and relaxation, it may be the first step towards a new treatment method for infant torticollis. The owner of the spa, Kristi Ison, is a […]

Torticollis treatment for my baby – a mother’s story

Torticollis treatment for my baby The story below comes from Shannon Reich, who has a great blog called My Torticollis Baby, where she has documented her daughter’s diagnosis and treatment of torticollis, and shares many helpful resources on torticollis for parents.  Her story reminds me of my own, as my son had heart surgery right […]

Craniosacral Therapy for plagiocephaly and torticollis – a therapist’s perspective

My son is now two years old, and although he was treated for his torticollis using physical therapy, I was concerned that the torticollis seemed to be returning and may not have been fully addressed.  At the advice of his Occupational Therapist, I contacted Janet Carstarphen, a Cranial Sacral therapist (also known as Craniosacral therapy) […]

My Experience with Plagiocephaly and Torticollis

My Experience with Plagiocephaly and Torticollis by Reem Faruqui, who writes on her blog “Doodling through life…one color at a time” (http://reemfaruqi.com).    From Reem:  The word therapy scared me. I’d never heard of the words plagiocephaly or torticollis until my daughters 4 month appointment so didn’t know what they would mean for my little […]

My Twins and Their Plagiocephaly Helmet Story

My Twins and Their Plagiocephaly Helmet Story This story was shared by a mother of beautiful twin girls and details their experience with plagiocephaly, torticollis, and helmet therapy. Plagiocephaly is very common in both twins and premature births.  She shares some great information and tips, and a series of photos taken before, during and after […]

Everything you need to know about torticollis

All about torticollis What is it and what causes it? Definition Torticollis literally means “twisted neck”, and is often referred to as “wryneck”. There are many types of torticollis, with varying causes. A child with torticollis will hold their head tilted to one side with their chin pointing to the other. While the condition looks […]

What does torticollis look like? My experience and photos

What does torticollis look like? I know when my son was diagnosed with torticollis, it was something I was concerned about but in hindsight didn’t take nearly seriously enough.  If I had really paid attention to it and addressed it in his first few months of life, I believe that would have made the biggest […]

The first comprehensive eBook about flat head syndrome in babies

  The first comprehensive eBook about flat head syndrome in babies   The first comprehensive eBook about flat head syndrome in babies is now available!  When my son was diagnosed with this condition, I found it was impossible to find all the latest information about plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and torticollis in one place.  If I had only […]

Melinda and Landon’s Story: Brachycephaly

Melinda and Landon’s Story:  Brachycephaly We would love to share your stories with other parents who may be going through a similar situation.  If you would like to submit your story, please contact us at info@babyflathead.org. The following story comes from Melinda Smith in Greensburg, PA: – “My son, Landon, was diagnosed with Torticollis at […]