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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…

How to Carry Your Baby and Prevent Flat Head Syndrome

The Best Ways to Carry Your BabyWhen carrying your baby, it’s important to minimise pressure on the back of the head. Because the bones in the skull are still malleable, allowing your baby to consistently rest the head in the same position can eventually cause it to become misshapen. This post covers some of the best ways to carry your baby in order to prevent flat head syndrome from occurring, or at least reverse its effects in the early stages. Read more…

Staying Safe on the Slopes

Skiing knee injury preventionDamage to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the main stabilising ligament in the knee, accounts for the majority of skiing injuries. Yet it’s easy to become complacent about the dangers associated with this high-risk sport, especially if you have already been skiing for several years. Our skiing knee injury prevention presentation will help you ensure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your knees whilst out on the slopes. Read more…

What Are The Risks Associated With Using Baby Helmets?Parents are always concerned about the potential risk factors associated with helmets for flat head syndrome. Understandably, many have come to us asking “what are the risks associated with using baby helmets? Are they dangerous / uncomfortable / harmful to my baby’s development?” Read more…

View our Plagiocephaly Presentation

Even though plagiocephaly affects almost half of infants, parents are often left in the dark about repositioning and the options that are available to them for treatment. We have created a plagiocephaly presentation that aims to provide parents, carers and healthcare professionals with the basic information they need in order to correct this common condition before it becomes severe. Read more…

Can you ski with an ACL injury?ACL tears often leave sufferers with enduring weakness and instability in the knee, leading many to ask, ‘can you ski with an ACL injury?’ Given that damaged knees are far more susceptible to further injury and that skiing is a high-energy sport requiring a lot of bending, pivoting and jumping, this level of caution is justified. Read more…

Join Our Mission to Raise Awareness about Plagiocephaly Treatment

Will parents ever have access to plagiocephaly treatment on the NHS?In a recent post, we attempted to answer the question of why plagiocephaly helmets are not available on the NHS. Having explored the research published to date together with some of the many examples in the press, we were still unable to see a logical reason why parents do not have access to plagiocephaly treatment on the NHS. Read more…

Why can't you get a plagiocephaly helmet on the NHS?Since the Back to Sleep Campaign, there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of plagiocephaly, and thus demand for treatment. Increasingly, parents are looking to specially moulded helmets in order to treat the condition – only to discover that the NHS refuses to fund this kind of treatment. In fact, it is almost unheard of for parents to obtain a plagiocephaly helmet on the NHS. Read more…