Question: What is plagiocephaly in babies and do we need a helmet to treat the flat head? Answer: Another treatment option to restore the shape of the baby's head is OMT (osteopathic manipulation treatment), which is performed by a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.). DOs are medical doctors.
What is flat head syndrome in a baby? There is a gentle way to treat babies who have experienced birth trauma and/or have been diagnosed with plagiocephaly. Osteopathic manipulation treatment is a natural, hands-on approach practiced by a medical doctor.
What is plagiocephaly? Sometimes called positional plagiocephaly or deformational plagiocephaly, it literally means flat head. This can occur in babies as a result of sleeping on their back too long, being in a tight inuterine position (sometimes seen in twins) and due to the compressive forces of birth trauma. Instead of a helmet, osteopathic manipulation treatment by a doctor of osteopathy can natural restore the shape of the baby's head.
Plagiocephaly is a common condition affecting babies where their head deforms and takes on a asymmetrical shape. Often thought of as being nothing to worry about by Doctors, research is beginning to suggest that plagiocephaly is associated with developmental delay. To increase awareness of the condition we have produced this infographic. Feel free to share …
Parents can feel despaired or blame themselves when their babies have plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), but this is a treatable condition and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT) is a gentle was for a doctor to treat your baby.