22 March 2021
LOC’s LOCBand plagiocephaly treatment has once again generated fantastic results – this time for twins!
As is common with twins, these two boys presented with a plagiocephaly due to in-utero positioning and their head shapes were a mirror image of each other. Through targeted LOCBand treatment, LOC was able to reduce each boy’s cranial asymmetry by 12mm and 13mm respectively, adjusting their asymmetry to just 5mm (a normal head shape) in just six months.
Our orthotist, Sally Hews, treated these lovely twins. This is what she has to say about the treatment:
“The twins came with their parents to our Kingston upon Thames plagiocephaly treatment clinic when they were five months old. Their parents were extremely worried about both their boy’s head shapes and had worked very hard with repositioning techniques to address their concerns. Both twins measured in the severe range with 17mm and 18mm of cranial vault asymmetry respectively. Due to a lack of improvement with repositioning, their parents decided to move forward with our LOCband treatment. A 3-D digital scan was taken, and they began their treatment shortly after. The boys adapted extremely well to wearing their cranial remoulding helmets and their parents noticed improvements very quickly which is always so reassuring. After 6 months both boys finished their treatment with asymmetry down to 5mm which represents a normal head shape - excellent results!”
Mum, Lulu, was equally delighted with what we have achieved for her twins, and recently told us:
“When we learned that our twins had plagiocephaly, the London Orthotic Consultancy was recommended to us by a paediatrician. Right from our first appointment, our clinician, Sally, was both supportive and professional, giving us the confidence to face the initially daunting prospect of having helmets fitted for our boys, so early in their lives. To say we are delighted with the service and results of the treatment would be an understatement! We felt cared for every step of the way, with regular check-ups meaning we were always aware of our twins’ development.
Thank you so much to Sally at LOC, you are a star and have made a real difference to the future well-being of our boys!” - LuLu
Are you worried about your baby’s head shape?
There is a small window of opportunity for plagiocephaly and brachycephaly treatment to be effective before the plates of the skull start to harden. So, it’s vital to take early action if you feel your child had flat head syndrome. Here are some easy ways to take action:
Get started with this video, explaining what flat-head syndrome is and the signs to look out for.
Complete our flat head diagnosis form – it’s fast, confidential and free and a plagiocephaly expert will be in touch within just 24 hours to discuss your baby’s case.
Find out about the cost of plagiocephaly treatment and, where needed, possible sources of funding.
Or, if you would like to arrange an initial consultation you can contact LOC to ask for a free initial online consultation – or face-to-face consultation in one of our Covid safe clinics.
Right from the beginning, we got the answers that we were looking for and left the clinic knowing what we were going to do. Everything just felt really simple every time we went for an appointment. I would definitely recommend LOC to other parents, and if anyone is in doubt about whether they should go for treatment, I’d say take advantage of the free consultation, because it was so worth it to go and get confirmation. I’m so happy I did it.
When we visited LOC there was no sales pitch or pressure – just honest, helpful advice and support. We’re very happy with the service we received from LOC and, most of all, we are delighted with the results!
At the start of the treatment, Saeed told us that we could expect the cephalic ratio to reduce by nine or ten points at most. In fact, it has reduced by 109 to 94. That’s a reduction of 15 points which is more than any of us hoped for. And his asymmetry has reduced from 10mm to just 1mm. We were so happy with the results that we felt it was a natural breakpoint for him and we were advised that the treatment is less effective the older a child is.
To say we are delighted with the service and results of the treatment would be an understatement! We felt cared for every step of the way, with regular check-ups meaning we were always aware of our twins’ development. Thank you so much to Sally at LOC, you are a star and have made a real difference to the future well-being of our boys!
We would be very happy for Francis to be included on the case histories page of your website. We are so pleased with the outcome of his treatment - I can only hope the images will give other parents confidence in the treatment where needed.
Thank you again for taking care of Amrit's flat head. We are very pleased with the results. Attached are some pics of our visits to the clinic which we thought you may want to keep and use to show others the painless process for the baby.
Ewan was four months old and I could breastfeed while he was wearing the helmet. At the clinic, they took their time with him. It made a huge difference knowing that we could trust them.
Ewen is now a confident and happy child, and the helmet therapy was definitely the right decision for us. I would (and have) recommended LOC to anyone, the clinic was friendly and reassuring.
From the very start, everyone at LOC was professional and friendly. Every step of the way was well-explained and measuring and fitting was quick. It only took Magnus one day to get used to the band and after that, he wasn’t bothered by it at all. And, most importantly, it worked! His head now looks completely normal. I would 100% get a LOCband again if we were to face the same situation again.