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Here are some examples of exercises for torticollis that you can do for your baby. Do them gently and slowly.
These are general instructions. Your doctor or a physiotherapist will tell you when you can start these exercises, how to do them, and which ones will work best for your baby.
Do the exercises several times each day. For example, some people do them at each diaper change.
It can be hard to do exercises with a baby. Your baby may move and squirm or cry. But doing them may help the baby get better. If you are unsure how to do the exercises or think you are hurting your baby, talk to your doctor.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
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Current as of: September 20, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Robert B. Keller MD - Orthopedics
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