A cranial remolding orthosis or helmet is a custom orthotic device that will help to reshape your baby’s head. This approach to cranial remolding is different than that of positioning techniques. The helmet will create or facilitate improved symmetry and shape by guiding the growth of the head.
Our well-trained staff is here to provide you with the information and instruction you need to approach the cranial remolding process with confidence. As we begin, there are a few things that we’d like you to know:
- Not all babies with misshapen heads will require a remolding orthosis or cranial remolding helmet.
- When a remolding helmet is recommended by a physician or therapist, it is your decision whether you want to pursue this path.
- Babies do extremely well with remolding helmets. In fact, they usually grow accustomed to them more quickly than their parents do.
- Most of our patients have successful treatment outcomes with only one helmet.
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