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Torticollis in Infants

Course Date

Start: 28th May 2020
End: 31st December 2025

Course Location

Online, England

Course Description


Dr. Mike Marinus MsC (Paeds), M.Tech (Chiro)

Dr Marinus is a registered chiropractor with an Masters in Paediatrics from AECC as well as M.Tech in Chiropractic from University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently in practice in Southampton & Godalming, UK and registered with the AHPCSA in South Africa as well as with the GCC in UK. He currently holds the position of Fellow and Chair of the Royal College of Chiropractors’ Specialist Faculty for Pregnancy and Paediatrics.  He is a founder member of Paediatric Chiropractic South Africa (PCSA) and the founder of Pediatric Network which is an evidence based resource for MSK clinicians operating in the paediatric space.  He has also teamed up with Dr Christian Fludder on a brand new Chiropractic Paediatric Podcast called 2 Paed Chiros which discusses topics around chiropractic paediatric literature, conditions, assessments and techniques.


Course Objectives:

This online seminar is designed to give you practical tools to use in the office on Monday morning. Having a wide base of understanding around the natural progression of the condition and how best to manage it will allow you to guide parents, giving them evidence based timelines and advice that will result in the best outcomes for the Torticollis infant.


Course Breakdown:


Explanation of the different types of Torticollis, ranging from paroxysmal to non-paroxysmal including the neurological, ocular, osseous and muscular causes.


Associated Conditions:

We cover various conditions to be aware of that occur synergistically with Torticollis. These conditions may act as a cause or an effect and can range from “packaging disorders” to traumatic, to gastro-intestinal in nature.


Early Intervention:

We look at why early intervention is key to managing these cases effectively, which practitioners should be referring to you and what to teach about about early Torticollis screening.


History and examination:

We take an in-depth look at what the pertinent history, screening of systems and full body examination of Torticollis children entails.



How is a prognostic statement formulated for Torticollis cases, what are the 5 factors that mean quick recovery and what are the 7 factors which mean treatment times may be longer.



We cover the Top 5 evidence based interventions for Torticollis infants, Supplemental interventions and their evidence base as well as interventions required when the child is not progressing with standard treatment.


Parental Advice:

The home exercise program is key to managing these infants effectively. We cover the evidence base around advice to parents, exercise routines and home stretching.



The 5 requirements needed to be met before a child can discontinue care.


Course Credits


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