plagiocephaly Archives - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Plagiocephaly (or “Plagio”) is a deformation of the skull caused by repeated & consistent external pressure such as utero constraint, back sleeping or as a result of prematurity or another disorder. 1 in 300 infants exhibit some form of plagiocephaly, although the most serious developmental incidence is just 0.4 to 1 per 1,000 live births. […]

Phil Stevens, M.Ed, CPO, FAAOP, just completed a technical note entitled: “The use of ShearBan® in addressing dermatological concerns encountered in the management of deformational plagiocephaly.” Orthotists often fabricate cranial remodeling helmets (aka cranial molding helmets) for infants who have deformational plagiocephaly. Deformational plagiocephaly refers to a misshapen head caused by repeated pressure to an […]