Plagiocephaly helmets or remodeling bands are a safe, non-invasive treatment for an asymmetric or unusually wide head shape. They do not interfere with his or her emotional or social development and are similar in action to teeth bracing in older children and young adults.
The helmets are lightweight and available with a range of patterns. They let babies continue to be babies, but ensure corrective alignment and a more normal head shape that will allow your little one to participate fully throughout school years and into adulthood.
What Is Plagiocephaly? : Flat Head Treatment in New York is the medical term for a common condition in which the back or one side of an infant's skull shows significant flattening. It is often noticed as the bald patch that infants develop appears to be on the flattened side of the head. Clinical reports estimate that plagiocephaly may affect as many as one out of every 30 infants. Babies are born with soft, mouldable skulls so that they can pass through the birth canal and continue to be flexible to accommodate the rapid brain growth that occurs in the first two years after birth. When infants spend a lot of time sleeping with their heads in one position, a positional or developmental plagiocephaly may result.
In most cases, the early signs of positional plagiocephaly are detected by parents or grandparents and the first thing to do is to simply reposition the head away from the flattening while he or she sleeps. Babies must always be placed on their back to sleep. Some infants with a flattening will need more targeted intervention and this can be physiotherapy or osteopathy to help release a tight muscle allowing full range of motion in the neck. If this is unsuccessful, a helmet will return the head shape to a more normal shape gently and quickly. If you do decide that helmet therapy is the appropriate choice, there is plenty of help and advice available to you.
Know in detail about Starband Helmets in New York at www.shorthillscranialcenter.com early orthotic intervention starting between three and eight months of age yields the best results. This strategic time period captures rapid cranial growth, and the orthosis directs the growth towards greater skull symmetry and proportion. Cranial remolding orthoses are custom molded to encourage the skull to become more symmetrical and/or proportional.
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