When thinking about physical therapy, babies may not necessarily come to mind. But in the case of congenital muscular torticollis patients, PT can have a profound impact on their motor development into early childhood.
Meredith Caverow, PT, DPT, and Kristen Kouvel, PT, DPT, PCS, physical therapists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, offer primary care pediatricians the top three takeaways from their new clinical pathway: how to detect and distinguish between the three main types of torticollis, including common physical exam findings as well as anomalies to look out for, and why that distinction is important; when to consider referrals for further evaluation by a physical therapist and what parents can do with their child at home for an early as possible resolution.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on August 8, 2023.
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