Jaziel was first evaluated for Physical Therapy in June 2020. At that time, he was an infant diagnosed with a developmental delay, torticollis, and plagiocephaly. Because of this, he could not rotate his head to the left and was restricted in all functional movement, limiting his ability to interact with his family.
He began getting physical therapy twice weekly from Paul Molina, DPT. Jaziel’s treatment focused on home education, range of motion, building strength, and gross motor skills. After four months of physical therapy, Jaziel became independent with rolling, coming up on his hands and knees and ring-sitting while reaching for toys in different directions.
Jaziel has also started to crawl on his hands and knees with minimal assistance, pull-to-stand with minimal assistance, and stand at a support-at-stand with minimal assistance. He now has upright head posture through various developmental positions and has improved with active and progressive ranges of motion. Jaziel’s neck alignment improved so quickly that as of December 2020, he no longer needed therapy because he met all his goals! One of the biggest components to Jaziel’s success was the commitment to his home exercise program with great support from his family.