Cindy Miles Reviews APTA article: Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis – CPG


Post from our Faculty Member: Cindy Miles

In the winter issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy 2013;25:348–394; the APTA – Section on Pediatrics published Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG).

Based on a systematic review of the literature the CPG offers the pediatric therapist applicable research related to evaluation, intervention and follow-up of infants with a diagnosis of torticollis. Sixteen action statements, a referral pathway and a severity classification guide the pediatric clinician’s decision making process. I would recommend that all clinicians treating infants and children with a diagnosis of torticollis review the guidelines and begin to incorporate the recommendations and severity classifications. 

Are you finding the guidelines helpful in your practice?  Are there any aspects that you disagree with?