Midliners: Torticollis Physical Therapy Group

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
3500 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Date:
May 16, 2018-Jun 21, 2018

The “Midliners Group” is a weekly physical therapy group for infants 3 – 8 months of age  with congenital muscular torticollis. This seven-week program (May 16 – June 28) starts May 16 or 17 with an individualized PT evaluation, followed by weekly group therapy sessions and an individual re-evaluation on June 27 or 28.

Caregivers will learn how to perform exercise to improve their child’s neck range of motion, head control and motor development in a supportive setting. The physical therapist will teach caregivers exercises, and will provide feedback to improve caregivers' independence when working with their child.

Objectives

  • Provide PT services in a group-based setting
  • Improve the infant's neck range of motion, strength and control
  • Educate caregivers on how to perform exercises with their infant
  • Develop social support for families who have an infant with torticollis

Session dates

  • Individualized PT Evaluation: May 16 or May 17
  • Group Therapy Sessions: Thursdays, May 24 – June 21, noon – 1 p.m.
  • Individualized PT Re-evaluations: June 27 or June 28

RSVP

Participation in this group is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in joining or would like additional information, please email grouppt@email.chop.edu.

To be eligible to participate:

  • Infants must be 3 to 8 months of age with the diagnosis of congenital muscular torticollis.
  • Family must be able to attend the initial evaluation, re-evaluation and at least four group classes.

Eligibility will be determined by the therapist at the initial evaluation.