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Vacuum Bell wear and care instructions

Types of Klobe Vacuum Bell: the pectus clinic works with Eckart Klobe, the inventor and manufacturer of the Klobe Vacuum bell, the first device developed specifically to offer a non-surgical treatment for pectus excavatum. Photo … READ MORE

7 things to know about polio

New York state health officials warned last week that hundreds of people may have been infected with the polio virus, based on recent wastewater testing in different counties within New York state. Regenia Fondren photo. CCO Public … READ MORE

An overview of flat head syndrome

Flat head syndrome—medically known as positional plagiocephaly—occurs when a baby’s head develops a flat spot in the first months of its life. The baby’s skull is soft, and their neck muscles are still weak during this … READ MORE

Helmet therapy for your baby

Helmet therapy is used to gently correct the shape of babies’ skulls over time. Newborn babies’ skulls are soft plates with spaces between them. As the baby grows, these plates grow, gradually harden and knit together. Johns … READ MORE

What parents need to know about a baby helmet

12 things to remember when a baby is in a helmet. By Normallifemom, Normal Life Mom December 12, 2019. My four month old son was diagnosed with Torticollis and Plagiocephaly. It sounds way scarier than what it is. Essentially, he has … READ MORE

Braceworks Pectus Brace wear and care

☞ Download Braceworks Pectus Brace® Instructions PDF Braceworks Pectus Brace® Wearing Schedule. Phase 1: Correction. Wear the brace at least 12 hours/day. You may reasonably expect the bump to correct within 2 to 4 months … READ MORE

A deep dive into Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers

Your pandemic questions answered in a CBC Calgary Facebook Live panel discussion. CBC News Calgary November 10, 2020 With COVID-19 case numbers continuing to sharply rise in Alberta, CBC News hosted a live discussion on Facebook with … READ MORE

Baby helmet therapy tips and advice

When I learned of our baby’s craniosynostosis diagnosis, and that I wanted to push and fight for him to have the less invasive surgery, I also knew that baby helmet therapy was part of that package deal. The surgery fixed about 20% … READ MORE

Infant positional plagiocephaly

Cranial asymmetry occurring as a result of forces that deform skull shape in the supine position is known as deformational plagiocephaly. Orthomerica Starband Carl Cummings MD, Principal author, Canadian Paediatric Society, Community … READ MORE
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