How long does treatment last?
If you are concerned about your child's head shape, we advise that you book a Plagiocephaly Assessment in the first instance to establish the severity of the condition. STARband™ treatment is not offered to every baby seen at Steeper Clinic as intervention may not be suitable in some cases.
If you have been offered STARband™ treatment, your Orthotist will teach you how to help your baby adjust to wearing the STARband™helmet at the fitting appointment.
After a 5 day adjustment period, your baby will progress to wearing STARband™ for 23 hours a day.
Typically, treatment takes between 12 and 18 weeks, if it is started between the ages of 4 and 7 months. It can take longer dependent on the age and severity of the condition.
The decision to discontinue treatment is made when the STARband™ has corrected your baby’s head shape to a point where treatment is no longer required.
Regular check ups with your Orthotist will check on your baby’s progress, make any adjustments and answer any questions you might have.