The primary goal of orthotics is to assist the muscular and skeletal systems in a positive way.
In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics launched a campaign to encourage parents to lay their sleeping infants on their backs or sides. While the result was a dramatic drop in SIDS, the unexpected side effect was more babies developing different cranial shapes.
Typically, when the child is under the age of four months, your pediatrician will recommend some treatments and exercises at home to remedy the issue. However, if the condition does not improve between the ages of four to six months, it may be time to consider cranial remolding orthosis, better known as a cranial remolding helmet.
Considering whether to place your child in a helmet can be a scary decision. Pedicare Orthopedics introduces to you our sister company, Cranial Therapy Centers which specializes in manual therapy for torticollis and plagiocephaly. The clinicians understand what it’s like to be in that position. With years of experience and expertise they can help you come to the right decision for your baby.
Plagiocephaly (flattening of one side of the skull)
Brachycephaly (head is unusually wide)
Scaphocephaly (head is long and narrow)
Torticollis (twisted neck, or wryneck)
Cranial Therapy Centers of Lakewood
1352 River Ave Unit # 4
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Cranial Therapy Centers of Teaneck
1086 Teaneck Road Suite 3F
Teaneck, NJ 07666