Kinetotheray in Torticollis to Child

  • Florentina Cristea "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Paul Ichim "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
  • Aurelian Gheorghiu "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati
Keywords: torticollis,, massage, kinetotherapy, prosthesis, posture


Torticollis is a disorder that concerns the muscles of the neck, especially the trapezius and sternocleidomastoidian muscles. This more or less painful contracture ree of the neck muscles limits the rotation movements of the head.
The condition occurs s at birth or shortly after birth and it is caused by the occurrence of a difference between the sternocleidomastoid muscles. The shorter muscle pulls the head and the neck to one side, causing an abnormal position. Sometimes congenial torticollis may occur due to birth complications, other times the condition occurs before and it leads to natal complications. Congenital malformations of the cervical spine can cause congenital torticollis. The causes that can lead to the development of torticollis in the intrauterine life are related to the position of the fetal head during pregnancy or to the pressure exerted by the umbilical cord on the neck.


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Cristea, F., Ichim, P. and Gheorghiu, A. (2018) “Kinetotheray in Torticollis to Child”, The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XV, Physical Education and Sport Management, 2, pp. 14-17. doi: