Get a referal to a Physical Therapist in your area and get an evaluation. Your son may not like the exercises but they will help him. If he does not get rid of the tort, I am told that other kids start to notice at age 2 or so and make comments. They are also at a disadvantage with sports and are slow with motor skills. Correcting now is the key. A good pt will see you once a week and then have you follow up at least two times a day with stretches. Whether he likes it or not it is necessary. Tort is serous and in some cases requires an operation to cut the tight ligaments. Trust your intstincts and get in there now. Tammy
"Carrie Schoenholtz (Hagberg)" <clschoenholtz@
Hello, My son Ethan wore a Starband for 3 months for brachycephaly. He
always hated tummy time and refused to crawl. He does an adorable butt
scoot to get around. Now that he's started walking I posted video for
my family and my sister-in-law who's a PT said she thinks he has tort
issues. We never noticed him being "jammed up" or "crooked" before but
you can really tell now that he's walking. His flatness was more so on
his left side but we were never told that he could have tort. How do
they evaluate tort? Does anybody have an active 1+ old that they have
to do exercises/stretches with? I'm concerned that he's going to be
very resistant to any kind of "treatment". Assuming he even needs it
at this point but I'm pretty sure he does. If there's anything my
palgio experience has taught me it's trust your mommy instincts!
Thanks, Carrie Wilmington, MA
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