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What does it look like

How can I tell if my child has an unusual head shape?

The four images show the four common areas of flattening.  Your baby's head shape may look similar to one of these:  

Examples of Plagiocephaly.Left to right: Symmetrical Brachycephaly, right Plagiocephaly, Scaphycephaly & Asymmetrical Brachycephaly.

From left to right: 1. Symmetrical Brachycephaly (flattening directly across the back of the head) 2. Right Plagiocephaly (flattening on the back right-hand side of the head) 3. Scaphycephaly (flattening on either side of the baby’s head) 4. Asymmetrical Brachycephaly (flattening across the back and left side of the head).

If you have concerns, discuss them with your doctor or health visitor. If your baby has been diagnosed with plagiocephaly, and re-positioning has failed, you may wish to contact us to arrange an appointment at our clinic where we will use the latest in scanning technologies to provide an objective assessment of your baby’s head.

Note: A visit to our clinic will not automatically result in a decision to have your baby fitted for a STARband™ helmet – we offer treatment in cases where repositioning has failed.  Our orthotists often determine that no intervention is needed, and in some cases families may be invited back for a re-scan just to review any changes.

STARband baby - Dexter

Here are some pictures, and a scan report from the exclusive STARscanner™, showing the flattened head shape before treatment, and the noticeable difference after STARband™ treatment.

Plagiocephaly Before and After

After

Before

Flat head syndrome / plagiocephaly before treatment.

Before treatment: getting ready for pre-treatment scan on STARscanner™

After plagiocephaly treatment

After treatment: getting ready for a review scan to monitor progress

Are you concerned about your child's head shape?

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