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Our concise glossary is here to help you to grasp the key medical terms and conditions that can often be complex to understand.


A type of flat head syndrome where the baby’s head is wider than normal.

Flat Head Syndrome:

A condition where a baby’s head develops a flat spot due to prolonged pressure in one area.


A technique used to prevent or correct flat head syndrome by changing the baby’s position frequently.

Congenital Plagiocephaly:

A type of plagiocephaly that is present at birth.


Medical devices used to support, align, or correct a body part.


A type of flat head syndrome, usually but not always associated with a craniosynostosis, where the baby’s head is long and narrow.

Cranial Remoulding Helmet:

A medical device used to correct the shape of a baby’s head.


A healthcare professional who specialises in designing and fitting orthotics.


A condition where a baby’s neck muscles are tight or shortened on one side, causing the head to tilt or turn to one side.


A birth defect where one or more of the sutures between the baby's skull bones fuse before it should.


A type of flat head syndrome where the baby’s head is misshapen, usually with a flat spot on one side.

Tummy Time:

A supervised activity where a baby lies on their stomach to help develop neck and shoulder muscles.


A type of flat head syndrome where the baby’s head is longer than normal.

Positional and Deformational Plagiocephaly:

Another name for plagiocephaly caused by prolonged pressure on one area of the head.

If you have concerns about your baby's head shape, don't hesitate to speak with one of our specialists. With early intervention and a tailored treatment plan, you can help ensure that your baby's head develops properly and that they achieve their full potential.