Midliners: Torticollis Physical Therapy Group

CHOP Specialty Care at Virtua Voorhees
200 Bowman Drive, Health & Wellness Center, 2nd Floor, Suite D260, Voorhees, NJ 08043  

Date:
Apr 22, 2020-May 20, 2020

Educating families on how to help their infant with torticollis

Infants with torticollis have tight neck muscles and, as a result, have a difficult time holding their head in the midline or neutral position. The "Midliners Group" is a weekly parent and child group designed to provide physical therapy (PT) services to infants with congenital muscular torticollis. This seven-week program provides an opportunity for caregivers to learn how to perform exercises to improve their child's neck range of motion, head control and motor development, with the support of other caregivers around them. The physical therapist will teach caregivers exercises, and will provide feedback to improve caregivers' independence when working with their child.

Session dates

  • Individualized PT Evaluation: Apr. 14 or 15 (various times available)
  • Group Therapy Sessions: Wednesdays, Apr. 22 – May 20, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m
  • Individualized PT Re-evaluation: May 27 and 28 (various times available)

Goals of this group

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

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 or call 856-435-6073.

To participate:

  • Infants must be 3 to 8 months of age with the diagnosis of “Torticollis”
  • Family must be able to attend initial evaluation, re-evaluation and more than half of the group classes

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