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November 13, 2015

C&FD physical therapists work with Cranial Technologies for kids with plagiocephaly

Posted by: childandfamily

Cranial Technologies

Child and Family Development is proud to work with Cranial Technologies in Charlotte and Pineville.  

We both work with little ones when ‚Äúflat head syndrome‚Äù or plagiocephaly (pronounced play-jee-oh-sef-uh-lee) occurs.  Their website explains:

  • It is a relatively common condition where an infant develops a flat spot on the back or side of the head.
  • Many factors can cause flat spots. A baby‚Äôs skull is very soft and pressure from everyday surfaces, such as beds or car seats, can cause misshaping. Rest assured, it‚Äôs not your fault. The important thing is that you are doing something about it!
  • Most cases can be treated successfully using supervised tummy time and repositioning techniques, along with DOC¬Æ Band therapy.  

Often, their representatives visit our offices while little ones are in physical therapy session for maximum collaboration between professionals and vendors.  But, recently, some of our physical therapists went to their facility.  Our team saw their process for assessment, fabrication and adjustments to cranial remolding orthoses. They really have a passion for what they are doing there and develop a bond with the families, wanting each child to experience maximum improvement.

Jessica Turchin MPT, physical therapist at the Pineville office, shares a recent success story:  

“I treat a child that received her band at 7 months old, when she showed significant asymmetry.  She is being discharged from physical therapy next week at 10 months old.  The family says that they appreciate the experience at Cranial Tech and are happy they moved forward with the band.  Any child that has any misshaping of their head, ears or face would benefit from at least an assessment to see what options are available to them.  Bands are most effective before a year but can make a difference up to 18 months.  The younger they get started, the better!”

We thank our community partners for helping children and families like we do!