What is the Doc Band?

There are a number of products available for babies in need of cranial reshaping devices. As medical technology advances further and further, there are more options available for families dealing with a plagiocephaly diagnosis. The Doc Band is a customizable “helmet” that offer comfort throughout the treatment process. What is the Doc Band? The Doc […]

Updated Guidelines for Treating Positional Plagiocephaly

In a recent article Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Infants with Positional Plagiocephaly the Joint Guidelines Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) put forth updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of infant positional plagiocehaly. Since publication, the study […]

Safely positioning baby for sleep

This post was kindly submitted by Susan Slaughter, MS, OTR/L, of Carolina Kinder Development, which is is a practice devoted to infant development and preventing and treating torticollis, plagiocephaly, and brachycephaly.  Founded in 2006 in Charlotte, NC, their services include baby classes, parent education videos, cranial bands, pediatric occupational and physical therapy. Carolina Kinder Development offers a helpful […]

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) […]

Deformational plagiocephaly: an experienced nurse’s perspective

This excellent guest article was written by Laura Steinmann, of Steinmann Prosthetics and Orthotics in Las Cruces, NM.  She has been kind enough to share her experience working in the field of plagiocephaly and cranial remolding orthoses (helmets) with parents and caregivers in this article. I encourage everyone dealing with plagiocephaly and brachycephaly to read […]