Midliners: Torticollis Physical Therapy Group

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

Sep 5, 2018-Oct 18, 2018

Baby having his neck held The “Midliners Group” is a weekly physical therapy group for infants 3 – 8 months of age  with congenital muscular torticollis. This six-week program (Sept. 5 – Oct. 18) starts Sept. 5 or 6 with an individualized PT evaluation, followed by weekly group therapy sessions and an individual re-evaluation on Oct. 17 or 18.

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.


  • 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: Sept. 5 or Sept. 6
  • Group Therapy Sessions: Thursdays, Sept. 13 – Oct. 11, noon – 1 p.m.
  • Individualized PT Re-evaluations: Oct. 17 or Oct. 18


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 or call 267-425-2812.

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.