Congenital Torticollis was an existing Victorian Statewide CPG that has been revised then reviewed by interstate CPG Committee members. It will be considered for PIC endorsement on 18 June.
- Congenital torticollis is usually diagnosed within the first month of life. Diagnosis after 6 months is rare and other causes should be considered.
- Muscular torticollis is most common. If the examination supports a diagnosis of congenital muscular torticollis, no further investigations are required.
- Mild cases of congenital torticollis are managed at home by the care giver with simple stretching exercises.
- More severe cases require referral to physiotherapy and rarely orthopaedics.