Outcomes of asymmetry in infants with congenital muscular torticollis

Lee, K., Chung, E., Koh, S., & Byoung-Hee Lee. (2015). Outcomes of asymmetry in infants with congenital muscular torticollis. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(2).

This study evaluates the effect of ultrasound and massage therapy on infants with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). 102 patients with CMT under the age of 6 months participated in the study. Participants received ultrasound, massage therapy, manual stretching exercises and passive stretching exercises 3 times a week. Findings indicate that sternocleidomastoid muscle thickness between affected and unaffected sides, head tilt, and torticollis overall assessment were significantly correlated with treatment duration.

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