Helmet Therapy

Helmet Therapy

Dallin Chambers from Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics talks about helmet therapy in young children.
Dallin Chambers from Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics talks about helmet therapy in young children.

As a result of pediatricians encouraging parents to sleep their babies on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) ; babies are developing asymmetrically shaped heads.

There are three primary shapes for these deformities; Plagiocephaly (the most common distorted to resemble a pararellogram) Scaphocephaly (very long and narrow), and Brachycephaly (very short and wide).

Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics uses the Omega scanner to capture an image of the baby's asymmetrical head. The image is then sent to Orthomerica for fabrication of the orthosis. The helmets, scanner, and the entire protocol are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics has two locations, 1675 North 200 West, Building 12-C in Provo (801) 377-3433 and 120 North 1220 East Suite 11 in American Fork (801) 763-4568.

For more information, please visit: Northwest Orthotics and Prosthetics.
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