Torticollis is a condition involving the neck that is often caused when the sternocleidomastoid (one of two muscles arising from the sternum and inner part of the clavicle, also called SCM) muscle is shorter than normal. This often results in a posture where the head tips toward the side of the short muscle, and rotates toward the opposite side.
At Children's, speech-language pathologists (SLP) are experts in evaluating and treating children who have difficulties with communication, feeding, and swallowing.
At Children's, pediatric physical therapists (PTs) are experts in evaluating and treating children who have difficulties moving their bodies. They achieve this by correcting or improving motor impairments, providing resources for missing skills and building on existing abilities. Pediatric physical therapy promotes independence, increases participation, facilitates motor development and function, improves strength and endurance, enhances learning opportunities, and eases challenges with daily care giving.
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At Children's Minnesota, we love to see kids smile. In physical medicine and rehabilitation, we get to see that a lot because we make visits as playful and stress-free as possible.
The physical medicine and rehabilitation team at Children's Minnesota is known for its top-notch care. We come from four different fields: physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Yet we share a single-minded commitment to making life better for kids and their families.
At Children's, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference in the lives of children. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid- and family-focused.
We know you have big dreams for your child. We do, too. At Children's Minnesota, we believe all kids, from newborns to teens, should have a chance to reach their unique potential.