A plagiocephaly helmet is an advanced cranial remoulding treatment to effectively treat moderate to severe cases of flat head syndrome. At Technology in Motion, we have developed the TiMband™, a flat head helmet that is made to the exact model of your baby’s head shape. This is then modified at regular intervals throughout treatment to gently bring about correction as the head continues to grow during the early months of a baby’s life.
The TiMband™ is made by highly experienced orthotists who make all the necessary modifications and oversee the technical staff in the initial manufacturing process.
How Does a Flat Head Helmet Work?
Every plagiocephaly helmet is individually custom-made using a safe photographic scan of your baby’s head. The helmet will not stop growth but will allow it to occur where we want it to be so that the head shape reforms towards normality. Once we have taken a scan, it’s modified in CAD and this modified head shape is carved as a mould and the TiMband™ is made over this modified shape.
Your baby’s flat head helmet is made of a closed cell foam liner and lightweight co-polymer shell, which fits comfortably on the head. As it’s impossible to hide the TiMband™, we have lots of fun and attractive helmet pattern transfers that you can choose from. Some parents choose to have the helmet painted or vinyl wrapped. This is done by themselves or local artists and is not a service that we offer.
As the head naturally grows, the TiMband™ gently corrects the position and form of the head bones, encouraging it to develop a more normal shape.
For more information about the benefits of plagiocephaly helmets and how the treatment process works at our clinics, watch our informative video below.
With over 150 infants using a TiMband at any one time, you can be assured that whatever your baby’s head shape, we have the experience to correct it. Visit our TiMband Price and Funding page for information about what is included in the treatment.
The success of flat head helmets is evident in the huge number of happy parents and babies who leave our clinic following their treatment. Please read our testimonials and parent stories for feedback from parents who chose the TiMband for their baby. Our Facebook page also provides a supportive online community that enables parents to share opinions and their progress with treatment.
“Alexander wore the helmet for just under six months and we could see fantastic progress within the first six weeks. He now has a head shape with a normal circumference.” Alexander’s Story.
“We were amazed that something so simple could make such an improvement in such a short period of time. Hannah wore her plagiocephaly helmet for just four months. Hannah’s head shape is absolutely perfect now. Her facial features are normal, no more bulges out of the sides of her head and her face is now perfectly symmetrical, and we are really relieved to have sorted it out.” Hannah’s Story.
Comments from one of our parents with an older child in treatment:
I’ve been to see my little boy’s paediatrician today (again) about his head shape. She commented, “Wow it looks so much better than it did when I last saw you in February!”, I told her that it was because of my son’s helmet. She asked, “So do you think it’s working?”
Well obviously! Enough rubbish about, “it’ll get right over time”, or, “reposition them whilst sleeping”, or all of these fancy pillows that you spend a fortune on. None of it works, believe me we’ve tried it all! But 2 months with a TiMband and you can see a difference!
We understand the concerns of many parents regarding the comfort of the TiMband™ as a flat head helmet. However, comfort and the happiness of babies is our number one priority. So when parents ask how comfortable a plagiocephaly helmet is, we let them know that we have developed the TiMband™ with safety and comfort in mind. After we fit the helmet, we review babies at regular intervals to measure changes and make any adjustments to gently direct growth and ensure that babies are comfortable at all times.
In our vast experience, babies adapt very quickly to wearing the TiMband™. Parents are usually amazed to see how quickly they see an improvement and are delighted with the final results.
Steve Mottram MBAPO,
Managing Director of Technology in Motion and creator of the TiMband.