Since opening our doors in 1895, Huntsville Hospital has stood strong through global pandemics, economic collapses, two World Wars and a whole lot more. We’re excited to highlight some of the fascinating history that has helped make us a trusted community institution for 125 years – and counting.
By: Jenny Bridges, PT, DPT and Megan Zimmerman, PT, DPT
What if my baby holds their head tilted or only looks one way?
What is torticollis? You may have never even heard of it, but it’s when a baby to holds their head tilted or rotated to one side. Torticollis is a very common diagnosis that has increased significantly since the “Back to Sleep” campaign. There are many possible causes, but often there is tightness in the muscles on one side of the neck. Two main reasons torticollis may occur include: development in the womb (congenital) or a lack of position changes after birth (positional). Torticollis can affect how your baby learns to roll, sit, crawl, and walk. It can also impact fine motor skill and vision development.
Why is weight loss so important?
Three years ago, the American Medical Association declared obesity as a “chronic disease state.” Obesity is a national epidemic which is correlated with multiple issues including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic issues, significant physical limitations, and an early death rate. We address this issue using realistic and long-lasting solutions.