RESOURCES

Below are a number of resources and materials to help educate and inform on the subject of baby's headshape. If there is anything else that you are looking for and don't see, please don't hesitate to call us and we'll do our best to find whatever informaiton you need.

PRESS RELEASE: THE PEDIATRIC HEADSHAPE CLINIC ANNOUNCES REBRAND
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The Pediatric Headshape Clinic, Canada’s leading head shaping clinic, announced June 23, 2021 that it has completed a major rebranding.

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INITIAL ASSESSMENT PREPARATION CHECKLIST

This checklist provides important things to consider prior to your initial assessment. 

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PLAGIOCEPHALY GUIDE

This guide provides useful information for the treatment and prevention of plagiocephaly.

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ROKBAND WEAR AND CARE GUIDE 
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This guide provides instructions on how to care for your baby’s ROKband and the appropriate conditions and schedule for your baby to wear their band.

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 PLAGIOCEPHALY SEVERITY SCALE
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This evaluation tool from Children's Healthcare Atlanta assists medical professionals in determining the appropriate course of treatment for their patients.

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TUMMY TIME TOOLS
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This resource provides activities to help you position, carry, hold and play with your baby, ensuring he/she gets enough tummy time each day. All of these should take place while your baby is awake and supervised.

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POSITIONING PROTOCOL
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Frequent changes in your child’s position are recommended. The exercises in this guide help to improve your child’s neck mobility to prevent or to improve an abnormal head shape. If your child’s head shape fails to improve by 3 to 4 months of age, contact your doctor.

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PHARMACARE GUIDE (BC Families Only)
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Our guide to Fair PharmaCare coverage for our treatment program

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TREATED VERSUS UNTREATED POSITIONAL HEAD DEFORMITY
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In this study, authors found clear improvement in non-synostotic head deformity treated with an individual molding helmet and no clear evidence of improvement of absolute measurements in untreated cranial deformity within a 5-year follow-up period.

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COMPARISON BETWEEN EARLY AND LATE INTERVENTION
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This study demonstrates that when the treatment of cranial asymmetry is initiated between 3-6 months of life, the best symmetry outcomes are obtained within a shorter time, as compared with a later intervention time.

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2016 NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS CONCLUSION ON THE ROLE OF CRANIAL MOLDING ORTHOSES
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This study demonstrates more significant and faster improvement of cranial shape in infants with positional plagiocephaly treated with a helmet as compared to conservative therapy, especially if the deformity is severe, and provided that helmet therapy is applied during the appropriate period of infancy.

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A SLEEPING & SUPINE APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF INFANT HEADSHAPE ASYMMETRY: MADE POSSIBLE BY 3D PRINTING
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Current research showing that improved outcomes and reduced treatment times are possible with early intervention was coupled with 3D printing technology to design an innovative treatment program for infants with positional cranial deformation. This new treatment option has been shown to allow this population to access early care without the associated limitations of current CRO technology.

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