You or your child’s physician may have identified some asymmetry or flattening in your child’s head shape. We understand this can be alarming but do not worry as it is completely treatable. There are many classifications of head shapes and the most common type is plagiocephaly which is sometimes called “flat head syndrome.” These conditions can be effectively managed through non-invasive treatment methods.
Our practitioners specialize in the orthotic treatment of positional plagiocephaly. Treatment may include parental education on infant repositioning techniques, and/or a cranial remolding orthosis. We work closely with area craniofacial surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons to determine the best plan of care for each baby.
Early intervention is key in the success of managing head shape conditions. The cranial orthosis is a custom fabricated helmet specific for each baby. Below is what you can expect from start to finish.
Your baby’s new helmet is a blank canvas! We provide fun decorative options to reflect your baby’s unique personality.
Gwyneth – Plagiocephaly Patient
“My husband and I started noticing our daughter Gwyneth developing a flat spot on her head when she was 3 months old. When she went in for her 4 month well visit her doctor sent us to a specialist, where we were told that Gwyneth had plagiocephaly and that we should try repositioning her during sleep for a month. With no success on repositioning we were then referred to Westcoast Brace and Limb. The orthotist measured and scanned our daughter’s head and talked to us about a cranial orthosis. Initially my husband and I were worried about putting our baby in a helmet, but after doing extensive research and speaking with the staff at Westcoast Brace & Limb, the decision was much easier to make. Her head looks wonderful now!”
—Katie Metz, Mother
Through our commitment to restoring bodies and rebuilding lives, we work to empower individuals with the tools they need to retain or regain their independence. This is why, for more than 40 years, Westcoast Brace & Limb has been a Leading Provider of Custom Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices.
New patients can schedule an initial free consultation. We’re ready to help you start your new O & P journey. Click below to get started.