ErinoakKids will now provide care to infants with Congenital Muscular Torticollis
February 04, 2016
As a result of new funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, ErinoakKids is now able to provide a physiotherapy episode of care to infants with isolated Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT).
CMT is a condition in which the sternocleidomastoid muscle is shorter on one side of the neck than the other causing the infant’s head to be pulled towards the short muscle and the chin to be turned away from that side. One side of the infant’s head and face may also have a different shape than the other side.
This additional physiotherapy service will require a physician or nurse practitioner referral.
To ensure optimal outcomes are attained, early intervention is extremely important. Children benefit most when referred prior to 12 months. Please make a referral as soon as you suspect CMT. Please visit erinoakkids.ca/physiotherapy
for referral details.
If you have any questions, please contact Intake Services at 905-855-2690 and press 1.
Did you know?
Did you know that by introducing your child to early life skills from ages five to seven (such as helping to make your child’s bed, tidy his or her room, unpack and pack his or her school backpack, and set the table and clear dishes at the end of a meal) is preparing him or her for the responsibility of expanded home and community-based life skills as a young adult?
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