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Plagiocephaly

Learn more about plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome), including parent questions and concerns about plagiocephaly, treatment options, clinician profiles, and success stories from using a cranial orthosis for plagiocephaly.

Customer Service Q&A with Zachary Marcelino

Customer Service Q&A with Zachary Marcelino As a customer service representative for Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Zachary Marcelino is dedicated to providing the very best service to all the Boston O&P customers he serves. In this Q&A, learn more about Zach, including his most rewarding experience at Boston O&P, his specialties, and his biggest pet peeve.

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Posted 10.11.2019

Luca’s Plagiocephaly Journey with the Boston Band

Luca’s Plagiocephaly Journey with the Boston BandWhen Luca was born, his grandmother noticed his head looked flat. His mom, Nadine, tried repositioning techniques for 6 weeks as advised by her doctor, but there were no improvements. “It was worsening, and it was becoming harder to keep Luca on one side when he was learning how to roll from side to side,” said Nadine.

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Posted 8.20.2019

Reshaping a Baby’s Future, One Helmet at a Time

Reshaping a Baby’s Future, One Helmet at a TimeReshaping a baby’s future is literally what Daniel Haden does. As an orthotist at BioTech Limb and Brace in Birmingham, Alabama, Haden is part of a team that creates corrective helmets to treat plagiocephaly, also known as “flat-head syndrome.” Plagiocephaly is caused by pressure on the bones of the skull before or after birth that create a flat spot on the back or side of a baby's head.

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Posted 5.15.2019

New Year’s Resolutions from Boston O&P

New Year’s Resolutions from Boston O&PResolving to be healthier is one of the most popular ways people start the new year, and 2019 is no exception. While exercising more and eating healthier—the two top New Year's resolutions according to a survey by YouGov—are great steps in the right direction, anyone prescribed to wear an orthotic device should add another resolution to the list—wearing the device for the prescribed amount of time for the best possible results.

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Posted 1.14.2019

Tech Q&A with Gordy Frazier

Tech Q&A with Gordy FrazierAs a helmet tech with Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics, Gordy Frazier specializes in fabricating and fitting Boston Bands for babies who have been diagnosed with plagiocephaly.

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Posted 3.13.2018

6 Questions About Your Child's Plagiocephaly Treatment Answered

6 Questions About Your Child's Plagiocephaly Treatment AnsweredWhen your child is diagnosed with plagiocephaly, it’s natural to be worried. Fortunately, there’s really nothing to be worried about! Not only is plagiocephaly easily treated, it should be a smooth, trouble-free experience for you and your child. Here are some common concerns that you can cross off your worry list.

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Posted 1.30.2018

Is Plagiocephaly the Parents' Fault?

Is Plagiocephaly the Parents' Fault?Plagiocephaly, also called "flat head syndrome," is a common condition characterized by a flat spot on the back or side of a baby’s head. It can develop in as little as one week after birth and occurs in nearly one out of every two infants.

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Posted 10.11.2017

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