WABC-TV—October 18, 2011
Wry neck is called torticollis by doctors, translated twisted neck. It is the result of a short neck muscle on one side.
At the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at Hospital for Special Surgery caregivers have a solution.
"The way babies can be positioned in utero can cause the head to stay in one position and it causes the neck muscles to stay contracted," says Dr. Shevaun Doyle, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery.
The physical therapist stretches out the tight neck muscle, which allows normal development.