Flat Head Syndrome – a new risk

Flat Head Syndrome – a new risk Despite the success of the Back to Sleep campaign in dramatically reducing the incidences of SIDS, there has been one unintended negative consequence.  In conjunction with the more frequent use of many modern “container” devices such as car seats, swings, and bouncy seats, placing babies on their backs […]

Hunter’s plagiocephaly and brachycephaly story (with photos!)

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Hunter’s plagiocephaly and brachycephaly story This great post comes from Lindsay Smith, who has a wonderful blog called “On Loan From Heaven”.  Thank you Lindsay, for sharing your adorable son Hunter’s story and photos! If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 5 years of parenting, it’s this… I am my child’s only voice. I’m […]

An in-depth look at treatment for positional plagiocephaly, brachycepahly, and scaphocephaly

An in-depth look at treatment for positional plagiocephaly, brachycepahly, and scaphocephaly When is treatment most effective The effectiveness of treatment methods for flat head syndromes such as plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and scaphocephaly vary based on the age of the baby and the severity of the deformity. The following information should give you an idea of the […]

How to let someone know their baby may have flat head syndrome

Should you tell someone if you think their baby may have flat head syndrome?

It’s an awkward moment. Your friend’s new baby is starting to develop an odd shape.  Or you are out in public and notice a young baby with plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. Once you become more aware of how normal and abnormal baby head shapes look, you may start to notice a lot of babies who have […]

What will happen if positional cephalic disorders are not treated?

What will happen if positional cephalic disorders are not treated? Unfortunately no definitive studies have been conducted to-date on the long term developmental and physical health consequences that could occur if positional cephalic disorders, such as plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, go untreated. Despite the lack of research, many doctors, physical therapists and caregivers believe that children […]

Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in adults

Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in adults The ramifications of untreated cephalic disorders are poorly understood at present. This may be the result of the relative rarity of the condition prior to the ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign. As a result, the lasting effects of untreated cephalic deformities are not yet fully known. The lack of available data […]

Craniosacral Therapy for plagiocephaly and torticollis – a therapist’s perspective

My son is now two years old, and although he was treated for his torticollis using physical therapy, I was concerned that the torticollis seemed to be returning and may not have been fully addressed.  At the advice of his Occupational Therapist, I contacted Janet Carstarphen, a Cranial Sacral therapist (also known as Craniosacral therapy) […]

Treatment options for head flattening in infants

Treatment options for head flattening in infants – plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and torticollis A diagnosis of Flat Head Syndrome can be confusing. Many new parents are unaware that the condition exists, and how it can be treated. We’ll go over some common treatment strategies for plagiocephaly and brachycephaly in this article, including repositioning, physical therapy, and […]

My Experience with Plagiocephaly and Torticollis

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My Experience with Plagiocephaly and Torticollis by Reem Faruqui, who writes on her blog “Doodling through life…one color at a time” (http://reemfaruqi.com).    From Reem:  The word therapy scared me. I’d never heard of the words plagiocephaly or torticollis until my daughters 4 month appointment so didn’t know what they would mean for my little […]

My Twins and Their Plagiocephaly Helmet Story

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My Twins and Their Plagiocephaly Helmet Story This story was shared by a mother of beautiful twin girls and details their experience with plagiocephaly, torticollis, and helmet therapy. Plagiocephaly is very common in both twins and premature births.  She shares some great information and tips, and a series of photos taken before, during and after […]