Cranial Remolding Orthoses (CRO) encourage the skull to become symmetrical and/or proportional by holding areas we don’t want to grow and promote growth into the void areas. The CRO’s do not squeeze the babies head into shape, rather provide space for the flattened area of the skull to grown into. Cranial remolding orthoses derive their name from their purpose — symmetry through active remolding.


Once we have a carried out an assessment of your baby’s head shape we discuss and agree on the best available treatment for you and your family.

  1. If there are no medical or cosmetic concerns, we provide education on repositioning products and/or techniques and would suggest discharge.

  2. If the head shape is not severe for the age of child but there is potential for concern, we provide education on repositioning and may suggest and provide select preventative products and provide a follow up track the progress of your child's head shape and another scan within 3 weeks of your initial consultation.

  3. If the head shape asymmetry requires treatment, we will recommend one of our ROKband Treatment Programs to suit you and your family's needs.


Based on an initial consultation, mild deformities will be documented and monitored. We would refer for a ROKband if skull deformity is moderate to severe. The optimal time for intervention is 3 – 6 months, however infants can be treated up to the age of 18 months providing their cranial sutures are still open.