Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Physical Therapy and Need for a Helmet

About four months ago, we discovered that Little Man has a touch of torticollis which we noticed because of a flat spot on his head and his tendency to favor his right side. Since then we have been working with him to try to build up the left side and we’ve been vigilant about making sure we alternate the direction we lay him in at bed time. 

Today we had our first physical therapy session. It went well. The therapist working with him said his fine motor skills are actually really great and he has great range of motion. His biggest issue is that he still does show some signs of weakness on his left side. However, it's nothing that can’t be remedied.

Later today, Aaron will be taking the little guy over to have his head measured again for a helmet to correct the flat spot. Luckily, it’s really not bad either. He’s just in range to need the helmet, and hopefully, he will only need to be in it for about six months or so. I just feel bad because I know he is going to hate it with a passion. He has a real dislike for anything on his head.