14 September 2008

Vera Has Torticollis

According to the Physical Therapist (PT), Vera has Congenital Muscular Torticollis. This refers to a tightness in one side of her neck muscles. It causes her head to tilt to one side. It's something that can be corrected with lots of daily stretching of the neck muscles, on the tight side. This condition will take up to a year to resolve. If no therapy is done, surgery may be needed to release the pressure on the muscles.

Vera's thigh muscles are also very tight. We were given a set of stretching exercises for her.

She enjoyed the music therapy. It's funny how she looks like she's learning to play the piano!