Correct massage when Krivoshei in children and newborns (infants)
Massage with Krivoshei in newborns, infants and older children, can only be done by trained professionals. If parents wish to independently conduct massage child, they must be trained.
These approaches are used, as any incorrect movement could for a long time to increase the tone of damaged sternocleidomastoid muscle and have a negative effect on a child's body weak. The result of illiterate massage treatments is to increase lateral curvature of the neck and turning the head.
unfortunately, a qualified massage therapist for a child with torticollis with hard to find, since medical institutions is not profitable to keep staff trained specialist for treatment of the disease with a total prevalence in the country not more than 5%.
The massage Technique with Krivoshei in infants and newborns involves executing smooth motions.
How to do massage for "bend" the neck in infants:
- Lay the baby on his back;
- Lock head and pull it for yourself;
- Gently rotate neck to the side opposite the affected muscle.
- Turn up the chin.
When performing the procedure, make sure that the child did not experience pain. It is impossible to massage the muscles, if the baby resists! Try to distract him with light or sound effects, toys.
The Second phase of the massaging of the neck in children:
- Lay the baby on the side of the disease;
- Fix his head, and then quickly lift support arm;
- Head kid needs to hold their own, which will strengthen the muscles on the opposite side.
The repetition duration of the exercise not more than 20 times as much to strengthen opposite damage to the Sterno-clavicular muscles. Maximum efforts should be directed at the elimination of the enhanced tone of muscles damaged.
Massage for Children with Krivoshei aims to improve blood supply to muscles in the affected area and the formation of muscle tone on the opposite side. You need to do it 2-3 times a day with breaks. The total course of treatment is 20-30 procedures.
Clinical studies show that with intensive daily massaging children become irritable and excitable. Rehabilitation centers massage alternated with electrophoresis of iodine and manual therapy.
designed For newborns special treatment complexes. They consist of a number of therapeutic activities after a while:
- exercise therapy
- Manual therapy.
This approach allows the child to feel comfortable, because the therapy does not take much time. However, the time of its execution in severe torticollis may be quite lengthy. Complicates the health of babies need to have breast enhancers and dressings.
Some features of the
Baby massage sternocleidomastoid muscle characterized by the following features:
- the first stage is conducted rubbing and stroking;
- Then a slight vibration on the projection of the pectoral muscles;
- On the therapist, the transition to the opposite side;
- Is the stroking, kneading and pressure.
- side curvature of should be massaging the cheek. The final stage of the newborn massage is the stroking of legs, arms, belly, gentle vibration of the abdomen and back that children like. The duration of a single session should not exceed 15 minutes. The classic treatment consists of 15-20 procedures.
If baby massage is performed after resection of the muscle tissue, it is supplemented by electrophoresis.
Manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and massage – what better to do
Manual therapy in cases of damage to the sternocleidomastoid muscle to fix the subluxations of the vertebrae and to reduce the degree of curvature. As an independent procedure treatment of pediatric curved neck it does not apply. In combination with physical therapy and massage treatments, its effectiveness is significantly increased.
Parents are advised in the treatment of children with torticollis with to pay attention to children's collar that you can sew yourself. The device helps to keep the head straight and prevent it from moving sideways.
If the child needs to do medical procedures, the collar is removed. After the procedure, the product is worn again.
For babies during the day it is better to do only one of these treatments. Children's bodies are fragile, so when a strong physical impact can cause damage.
Manual therapy for young children is held 1-2 times a week, electrophoresisis the next day after massage, therapeutic exercise – 3-4 times a day.
The choice of tactics of therapy is influenced by side of the lesion. With left-sided pathology are used more gentle methods (electrophoresis and manual impact on the muscles), so as not to impair cardiac activity of the child.
In conclusion we will add that any treatment should cause the baby only positive emotions!