Why Does My Baby Have a Flat Spot on Their Head and Will They Need a Helmet to FIX IT?
Date: Saturday - 5/23
Babies develop a flat spot on the back of their heads due to an inappropriate amount of time spent resting on their backs in the same position. This is due to an imbalance in the strength and flexibility of their neck muscles. These conditions are referred to as PLAGIOCEPHALY and TORTICOLLIS respectively.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Physical Therapy Association recommend early intervention with physical therapy to properly address both PLAGIOCEPHALY and TORTICOLLIS.
In this webinar, we will discuss the causes for why babies develop plagiocephaly and torticollis and the important role physical therapy plays in treating these two conditions while helping to minimize the need for a corrective helmet.