Monday, March 7, 2011

Tortilcollis

Cora leans to the right and has a preference for her left side. It is called torticollis. Delia had the same thing but with some exercises it was better by 4 months and she was sitting by 4.5 months. Cora went to the pediatrician at  3, 4 and 5 months and he said to keep an eye on it and do things to encourage her to use her other side. He didn't think it was a big deal and took a wait and see approach. I was worrying about it and how she still has it at 5.5 months. She  isn't sitting yet and she even falls when sitting with support so we got a referral for a physical therapist.

Today she had her appointment. It went well. She showed me things to do with her. She does have some muscle tightness but it isn't too bad and she doesn't have any head flattening which is great. She said to really work with her and to see her once a week for a month she should hopefully show improvement where we can come a lot less. Her sitting and rolling skills and the muscles she was using were a little off but still in the realm of normal development for her age. She is not concerned about her development or her ability to sit, and walk in the future.  She said the tightness was pretty mild.

It good to hear I wasn't over reacting and that her prognosis is really good.

2 comments:

  1. I believe torticollis can qualify through Early Intervention for PT. You can always ask Teddy's speech therapist.

    It always feels good to get validation of your mommy instincts. I hope Cora feels better soon.

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  2. I talked to a developmental therapist from EI about it and she was like the pediatrician and thought it was no big deal and encourage her to look to the right.

    I really like this therapist. She is really good and a friend of mine uses her. Since you need a 50% delay for EI I don't think she will qualify. This physical therapy is covered thankfully.

    The therapist going to talk to the doctor about getting babies in sooner since rather than a wait and see approach. She sees the same doctor as me.

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