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Maroochydore

66 Maud St

Maroochydore QLD 4558

Coolum Beach

4/21 Birtwill St

Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Chiropractors for Torticollis

on the Sunshine Coast

Are you suffering from the discomfort and limited mobility of torticollis? With over 34 years of experience, our team of dedicated chiropractors is here to help alleviate your pain and restore your range of motion.

What is torticollis and what causes it?

Torticollis, also known as "wry neck", is a condition where the neck muscles contract involuntarily. This causes the head to twist or tilt to one side and results in a limited range of motion as well as mild to severe neck pain.

It can affect a wide range of people, from newborns to adults. It's estimated that 90% of people will experience torticollis at least once throughout their lives.

Acquired torticollis can develop at any time in life due to muscle or nerve injury, infections, cervical spine disorders or musculoskeletal issues such as a tight or shortened sternocleidomastoid muscle. It's common for athletes and people with poor posture or neck trauma to suffer from torticollis.

Congenital torticollis, present from birth, often results from the baby's position in the womb or a difficult delivery. Approximately 1% of babies are born with this condition.

By focusing on spinal alignment and muscle function, our doctors can help reduce muscle spasms, improve neck mobility, and alleviate pain, leading to a better quality of life. We can also help with treating torticollis in infants, ensuring gentle yet effective care for your baby.

Female chiropractor adjusting neck of male patient in active wear

How we treat torticollis

Your chiropractor will develop a tailored treatment plan to alleviate your pain and improve the overall function of your neck muscles that may include the following treatments:

  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Soft Tissue Therapy including Deep Dry Needling
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Postural Education
  • Heat or Cold Therapy
  • Lifestyle Modifications

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Diagnostic

Our doctors will diagnose the cause(s) of your torticollis. During your initial consultation, they will take an in-depth medical history, perform a physical exam and may carry out an imaging diagnosis (e.g. X-rays or MRIs).

Chiropractic Care

During your appointment, we will use techniques such as gentle spinal adjustments, joint mobilisations, myofascial release and trigger point therapy to relax tense muscles and reduce inflammation in the neck and surrounding tissues.

Advice

We will also give you personalised advice to help address your symptoms such as posture and ergonomic advice as well as personalised stretching and strengthening exercises. We may also prescribe supplements or further medical tests.

Why choose our team?

We are a multidisciplinary team of experienced chiropractors, with both female and male doctors available.
We love what we do and care deeply about our patients' wellbeing and happiness, some of which have been coming to us for decades.
We have two clinics, located in the heart of Maroochydore and Coolum Beach, open Monday to Saturday.
We are Bupa and Medibank preferred providers. We also accept Eftpos, Medicare, DVA and EPC.

Your questions, answered

How do I know if I have torticollis?

The most common indicator of torticollis is decreased range of motion, movement with pain and severe stiffness. You will find it difficult to move your neck normally, and you may notice that your head tilts to one side or is rotated abnormally. This head position can be voluntary or involuntary.

Additionally, you may experience muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders, contributing to discomfort and restricted movement.

How effective are chiropractic treatments for torticollis?

Chiropractic care can be very effective in relieving pain and improving mobility for many people with torticollis. Our doctors are highly trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating torticollis using a combination of techniques tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Will chiropractic adjustments for torticollis be painful?

We take your comfort seriously and aim to alleviate pain rather than cause discomfort. Let us know your comfort level during the sessions, and we will adapt our techniques accordingly.

How long does a typical chiropractic session for torticollis last?

Our appointments run from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the severity of your condition.

How soon can I expect to experience relief?

This will be determined based on your specific condition and treatment plan, however many of our patients report experiencing significant improvements after just a few chiropractic sessions.

What should I expect during my appointment?

During your appointment, your chiropractor will perform an assessment, discuss your symptoms, and develop a personalised treatment plan which may include adjustments, exercises, and other therapies whether for you or for baby’s torticollis.

How soon should I schedule an appointment for torticollis treatment?

We strive to accommodate urgent cases and offer flexible appointment scheduling.

Do I need a referral from my GP to see your team for torticollis?

No. As our chiropractors are primary health care practitioners, you do not need a referral to see us. Feel free to book an appointment or ask us any questions about chiropractic care for torticollis.

Does health insurance cover chiropractic treatment for torticollis?

Many health insurance plans cover chiropractic care. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Don't let torticollis disrupt your routine

Let our experienced chiropractors help you or your child find relief.