Are you worried your baby’s head has a flat area on it?
Have you noticed they always prefer to look or sleep with their head in one direction, or keep their head tilted to one side?
If you are in the Calgary, Alberta area and feel your baby would benefit from an assessment with a physiotherapist specializing in plagiocephaly, torticollis, and repositioning — appointments are available at the following clinics:
6449 Crowchild Trail SW #11
28 Gateway Dr NE #105
|Visit the Milestones Physical Therapy web site. Use the contact form or email.|
|Register for a free, monthly Infant Head Shape Online Workshop hosted by Calgary physiotherapists Megan Jenkinson and Lori Walker Krause.|
Lori Walker Krause, BScPT MCPA is a registered physiotherapist with over 17 years of experience treating infants with plagiocephaly, torticollis and a wide variety of developmental delays.
This video series will teach you what to watch for in regards to plagiocephaly and torticollis, provide tips on how to start correcting the flat area using counter-pressure, and offer suggestions on how to make tummy time easier. We will also discuss when and where to turn for additional help.
|Chapter 1. Infant Repositioning for Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly (Flat Head Syndrome). Chapter 1 in this series explains what the terms plagiocephaly and brachycephaly mean, and will help you determine if your baby has a flat area on their head. Milestones Physical Therapy Services. Youtube April 17, 2020|
|Chapter 2. Torticollis (Infant Repositioning for Plagiocephaly). Chapter 2 in this series describes torticollis, which is a neck muscle imbalance commonly seen in babies, and explains the impact this condition has on head shape. Milestones Physical Therapy Services. Youtube April 17, 2020|
|Chapter 3. Counter-pressure Strategies for Awake Time (Infant Repositioning for Plagiocephaly). Chapter 3 in this series will teach you how to use counterpressure during awake time to correct the flat area on your baby’s head. These strategies can also be used to help prevent a flat area. Milestones Physical Therapy Services. Youtube April 17, 2020|
|Chapter 4. Tummy Time Tips and Tricks (Infant Repositioning for Plagiocephaly). Chapter 4 in this series specifically addresses how to make tummy time an enjoyable part of the day for both you and your baby. Milestones Physical Therapy Services. Youtube April 17, 2020|
|Chapter 5. Sleep, Helmets, and more. (Infant Repositioning for Plagiocephaly). Chapter 5 in this series will discuss how to position your baby away from their flat area during sleep, other considerations (in regards to seated devices, bottle feeding, bathing and more), when a corrective helmet may be necessary, and where to turn for help. Milestones Physical Therapy Services. Youtube April 17, 2020|
Source Lori Walker Krause, BScPT MCPA, Milestones Physical Therapy