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While not all deformational plagiocephaly cases will correct on their own, there are some efforts that can help prevent or reduce its effects:

  • Timely diagnosis and protocol referenced treatment, including acquiring accurate measurements

  • Comprehensive and timely parent education especially in high risk cases

  • Frequent changes in body and head positions (repositioning strategies) 

  • Prone positioning (incorporated into a tummy time home program) when the infant is awake and supervised

  • Limit time in carriers and positioning devices

  • Use of a cranial remolding orthosis when indicated

  • Prescribe coordinated bodywork with paediatric physiotherapy or occupational therapy, osteopathy or paediatric chiropractic at three months or earlier if there is:

    • Strong positional head/neck preference

    • Torticollis

    • Developmental delay

    • Cranial deformity

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