FREE Plagiocephaly Treatment Consultations
All Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics clinics are now offering a free consultation to parents and caregivers of infants who may be showing symptoms of plagiocephaly or “flat-head syndrome.” Boston O&P, a leading provider that specializes in treating children, is happy to offer parents and caregivers this option.
If you’ve noticed flattening on your baby’s head, you may be wondering if it requires treatment, or if the head will round out on its own. To be able to address these concerns, you can now contact a Boston O&P clinic to schedule a free consultation with a certified orthotist specializing in plagiocephaly treatment.
At the free consultation appointment, the clinician will assess the flattening, take measurements of the baby’s head, and make a recommendation based on the degree of cranial deformity and the age of the baby. They'll also be able to answer any questions you may have on the subject.
If your baby is younger than 4 months and isn’t rolling yet, the Perfect Noggin may be recommended. The Perfect Noggin is a contoured sleep surface that comfortably cradles the back of the infant's head, promoting natural head shape and symmetry as the infant grows.
Boston O&P’s preventative plagiocephaly treatment with the Perfect Noggin includes:
- The Perfect Noggin sleep surface
- Education on proper use
- Three-dimensional surface scan of the child’s head
- Repositioning advice
- Screening for torticollis
- Follow-up visits to track progress
There is no charge for the initial consultation, regardless of whether the parent/caregiver chooses to take the advice of the clinician.
If you decide to proceed with treatment a prescription is required, which you can obtain from a pediatrician. The cost of the Perfect Noggin and all services provided is $400.The Perfect Noggin can also be purchased independently through PerfectNoggin.com.
If the baby is older than 4 months or able to roll over from their back to their belly, the clinician will provide advice to help you decide if infant helmet therapy with the Boston Band may be a good option for your child.