Positional Plagiocephaly / Flat Head Syndrome
The London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) has more than a decade of experience in treating babies with positional plagiocephaly, commonly known as ‘flat head syndrome’. We offer a FREE, no obligation, initial consultation for babies aged 3 months and upwards, during which our specialist clinician will establish whether your baby has positional plagiocephaly and how severe it is. We will provide advice about re-positioning techniques that may help to resolve the condition naturally.
In cases of moderate to severe plagiocephaly, cranial remoulding therapy with the LOCband has proven to be very effective at normalising head shape. The LOCband has been designed and perfected by our own clinicians after years of personal experience in treating positional plagiocephaly. Each LOCband is manufactured individually for each baby, according to our clinician’s exact measurements and specifications. Baby helmets like the LOCband have been used for over 25 years to treat babies with flat heads.
While there have been numerous studies over the years proving that helmet therapy works, more tellingly some recent studies have compared the outcomes for babies that had received treatment with those that had not.
For further reading please review the papers Use of external orthotic helmet therapy in positional plagiocephaly and Treatment of positional plagiocephaly – Helmet or no helmet? from the Science Direct website
If you decide to proceed with our Plagiocephaly treatment, funding assistance may be available.
Watch our video on What is Positional Plagiocephaly / Flat Head Syndrome?
Online Diagnosis of Plagiocephaly / Flat Head Syndrome
Before coming in for a consultation, you might prefer us to provide you with our clinical opinion of your baby's head shape based on your photographs. You can do this easily and quickly by filling in our plagiocephaly / flat head diagnosis form.
All our clinicians are fully qualified health professionals and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO).