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Can a Helmet Correct Facial Asymmetry in Babies with Plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly and facial asymmetryFacial asymmetry can be one of the most noticeable symptoms of plagiocephaly. As the skull flattens on one side, the facial features may be pushed out of alignment, causing the jaw, ears and eyes to look lopsided. The question is, can facial asymmetry be improved with treatment or is it permanent? Read more…

How to Strengthen the Knees and Prevent Further Injury

Rehabilitation for Knee Ligament InjuriesSo, you’ve injured your knee and maybe seen your doctor, who has helped you in the initial stages of your recovery. Whether you have undergone surgery or not, rehabilitation is a crucial step in the repair of your knee ligament injury. It can help ensure a full recovery whilst protecting you from potential knock-on effects, such as the early onset of osteoarthritis.

This article offers some top tips on rehabilitation for knee ligament injuries, helping you return to your previous level of physical activity as quickly and safely as possible. Read more…

Why Some Parents Choose Plagiocephaly Treatment With a Helmet and Others Do Not

Mum and baby with helmet for plagiocephalyTrying to decide whether to give your baby plagiocephaly treatment with or without a helmet is by no means an easy task. Conflicting attitudes and opinions from GPs, HVs, the press, private clinics and other parents can often serve to heighten the anxiety – no matter how honourable the intentions behind their advice might be. Read more…

The Growing Discrepancy Between Plagiocephaly Helmet Referrals in the UK and Overseas

UK plagiocephaly referral rates: why are they so low?The gap between plagiocephaly referral rates in the UK and overseas appears to be widening. While helmets are considered standard protocol for moderate and severe cases of plagiocephaly across much of the developed world, UK referrals remain very rare and vary from one district to the next. Read more…

Baby undergoing plagiocephaly treatmentWhile there may be evidence of a correlation between plagiocephaly and motor delay, it’s currently unclear whether or not this is a cause and effect relationship. However, a recent study investigating the potential ties between plagiocephaly, torticollis and motor development may shed a little more light on the nature of this link. Read more…

A Buyer’s Guide to Knee Bracing

The right knee brace can provide effective control, support and pain relief for weakened knees. It’ll also protect you from further injury and can even rehabilitate wasted muscles and improve anatomical alignment over time.

Whether you have osteoarthritis or a a knee ligament injury (e.g. an ACL tear), this buyer’s guide to knee bracing will help you choose the right knee brace so that you can continue to participate in the activities that you enjoy the most. Read more…

What is Helmet Therapy?

January 9, 2015

Cranial Helmet Therapy: What is it and How Can it Help Your Baby?

What is Helmet Therapy?Helmet therapy is a clinically proven treatment for moderate and severe cases of flat head syndrome. A condition affecting almost half of infants, flat head syndrome varies in severity from very mild, which is unnoticeable, to very severe, which shows itself as a significant flattening at the back or to the side, with visible facial and head shape abnormality. Read more…

Preventing knee injuries while skiingKnee ligament injuries are becoming increasingly common amongst physically active individuals, especially those who participate in high-impact sports involving a lot of bending and pivoting – skiing being a case in point. But there’s no need to let any concerns about getting injured prevent you from enjoying your favourite winter sport.

Our top 10 tips for preventing knee injuries while skiing will help you maximise control over your knees and protect them from damage while you’re out on the slopes. Read more…

Plagiocephaly treatment timeParents often ask us how long it takes to correct plagiocephaly. On our website, we recommend that a cranial helmet is worn over a period of three to six months. Although the mean plagiocephaly treatment time is approximately 4.3 months (Littlefield 1998), the duration for each individual depends on several different factors. Read more…

Severe flat head syndromeSevere flat head syndromeSevere flat head syndromeIn many cases, flat head syndrome will self correct through repositioning, bringing it within the normal and acceptable range. However, where infants have moderate or severe flat head syndrome, this is unlikely to improve significantly without further intervention.

The question is, what constitutes mild, moderate and severe flat head syndrome? Read more…