FAQs

Frequently asked questions

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

A deep dive into Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers

Your pandemic questions answered in a CBC Calgary Facebook Live panel discussion. Missed the discussion? Watch our panel take your COVID-19 questions as case numbers spike in Alberta.1:01:02 CBC CBC News Calgary November 10, 2020 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

Pectus carinatum bracing – FAQs for parents

Help your child wear the brace exactly as recommended by your health care provider. This will help your child get the best results from it. Bracing in pediatric patients with pectus carinatum is effective and improves quality of life. … READ MORE

The stages of knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that often affects the knee. In the first stage, symptoms are mild, but by the fourth, a person may need surgery. Conservative biomechanical strategies for knee osteoarthritis. Paulo … READ MORE
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