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Training for a Marathon with a Knee InjuryTraining for a marathon is hard work at the best of times and if you’ve sustained a knee injury, it can feel like an uphill struggle from the word go. But as all good sportsmen know, there’s nothing more rewarding in life than overcoming a challenge. Read more…

How to Make Tummy Time and Repositioning EasierExperts recommend tummy time for all babies to help develop their motor skills and protect against flat head syndrome. However, as most parents who have tried it will readily attest, getting your little one to feel comfortable lying face-down can be easier said than done. If you want to know how to make tummy time and repositioning easier, read on to discover some tried and tested methods that other parents find useful. Read more…

CTi knee brace fitting with a private orthotistThe NHS is excellent at what it does, but its top-down approach to patient care means that it is unable to fulfil the needs of every individual it deals with. For certain people in certain circumstances, the convenience, personal service and tailored solutions offered by a private Orthotist may warrant the extra cost involved. Read more…

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…

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. Read more…

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…

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 BracingThe 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. Read more…

What is Helmet Therapy?

January 9, 2015

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…