Parents Guide To Congenital Muscular Torticollis Has Infant Head Tilt Exercises

Apr 2, 2024

Looking for something to help you and your infant get over the hurdles of CMT? Try Dr. Leslie Phillips-Williams’s new eBook, Parent’s Guide to Congenital Muscular Torticollis.

No child should be born with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) but unfortunately, it happens. If your infant is one of these children, Dr. Leslie Phillips-Williams's new eBook Parent’s Guide to Congenital Muscular Torticollis might be of use to you.

In the eBook, she provides practical strategies you can follow to help your infant overcome CMT and live a normal, healthy life. Find out more about the eBook by visiting

Breaking Down CMT

“CMT is a condition in which a baby is born with tightness or contracture in the sternocleidomastoid muscle in their neck,” explains Dr. Phillips-Williams. “Infants with CMT struggle with head and neck movements and typically prefer to look in one direction.”

From this introduction, Dr. Phillips-Williams breaks down the different classifications of CMT and how to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with each. For example, she does a deep dive into ocular torticollis and benign paroxysmal torticollis, suggesting some specific actions you should take if you suspect your infant has one of these forms of CMT.

Dr. Phillips-Williams also examines the connection between CMT and Sandifer Syndrome, a closely related condition that causes paroxysmal spasms of the head, neck, and back in infants. Where Sandifer Syndrome differs from CMT is that it is usually brought on by acid reflux whereas CMT is usually the result of abnormal positioning in the womb.

What You Can Do As A Parent

The first thing that Dr. Phillips-Williams recommends you do if you suspect your infant has CMT is get them properly diagnosed. Once diagnosed, you can then start considering possible corrective measures, such as advanced medical interventions, orthotics, comprehensive repositioning programs, and surgical options.

You can also begin at-home torticollis exercises, of which there are several included in the book. These holistic exercises offer hands-on solutions that you can use to promote your infant’s physical development. Dr. Phillips-Williams is quick to note that these exercises should be done in conjunction or as a supplement to any therapy or treatment that your infant undergoes.

“In essence, this book is a roadmap, providing clarity and direction for parents navigating the intricate landscape of CMT,” says Dr. Phillips-Williams. “Whether it's understanding the condition, exploring treatment options, or implementing practical strategies, Parent’s Guide to Congenital Muscular Torticollis is a valuable resource for parents seeking to empower their child's developmental journey.”

How To Get The eBook

Parents who are interested in getting a digital copy of Parent’s Guide to Congenital Muscular Torticollis can do so by visiting the Community Health and Education Services website.

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