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Plagiocare was created as a solution to the current chaotic system. At Plagiocare, your child's entire team is under one roof and care are is led by our world class pediatricians, physical therapists, and orthotists.
We understand the difference a doctor makes. At Plagiocare, a comprehensive treatment plan is created specifically for your child by our team of board certified pediatricians, physical therapists, and cranial specialists.
Don’t expect a typical doctor’s visit when you come to Plagiocare. Our revolutionary, state-of-the-art facilities and upbeat environment are setting the standard, not only for the treatment of plagiocephaly, but for healthcare in general.
Over the years, we watched parents travel around New Jersey from consultation to consultation with doctors, physical therapists, and helmet companies, resulting in confusion and conflicting opinions. We knew there had to be a better way.
Plagiocare was created as a solution to the current chaotic system of plagiocephaly treatment. At Plagiocare, your baby’s entire team is under one roof, where care is led by our world class doctors. A unified treatment plan is created by our specialized team of doctors, physical therapists, and cranial specialists, to provide care as a team throughout the entire process. Don’t expect a typical doctor’s visit when you come to Plagiocare. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide an upbeat environment with fun music and yoga style physical therapy studios, making the experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
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Approximately 100% of children with plagiocephaly have some form of torticollis
When physical therapy is indicated, it can reduce the risk of severe head deformation by 46%.
Physical Therapy for torticollis should be started when your child is 7 weeks of age
Positional plagiocephaly is exactly what is sounds like: plagiocephaly caused as a result of head positioning. The infant skull is made of five bones that are held loosely together by fibrous structures (cranial sutures) which allow the rapidly-growing infant brain to expand. When you think of a newborn infant lying on one side more than the other, you can imagine that the head would tend to move and shift from the unequal external pressure resulting in positional plagiocephaly and the appearance of a flat head. This form of plagiocephaly is not associated with any underlying brain abnormalities. Almost 50% of newborns develop some form of positional plagiocephaly within the first few weeks of life. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, only about 10% of children with positional plagiocephaly will go on to require helmet therapy to correct their head shape. With early and proper treatment by a team of specialists, your child’s Plagiocephaly and facial asymmetry should correct to a level that is normal.
The chances of your baby needing helmet therapy will be increased if your child has severe plagiocephaly or if treatment was started later than recommended. If helmet therapy is prescribed, Plagiocare utilizes Orthomerica’s STAR Family of Cranial Remolding helmets – the most prescribed cranial remolding helmets in the world! The helmets are custom fabricated for each child and shape the head by using your baby’s natural skull growth. Certain areas of the helmet are designed to hold the current head shape as it is, and other areas will allow for growth creating a more rounded head shape.
The STAR Family of Cranial Remolding Orthoses has been used to treat positional Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, Scaphocephaly and other head shape deformities in infants 3-18 months of age since 2000. Over 300,000 infants have been successfully treated with the STARband®, the first cranial remolding orthosis with FDA clearance available to O&P practitioners across the United States and around the globe. And now, Orthomerica has received FDA clearance for the STAR Family of Cranial Remolding Orthoses to be used for cranial remodeling after craniofacial surgery.
Before Helmet Treatment
After Helmet Treatment
Almost 100% of children with plagiocephaly have some form of neck stiffness or instability referred to as torticollis. When indicated, proper physical therapy for torticollis has been shown to reduce the incidence of flat heads and severe head deformation by 46%.(4) Turtle Academy is our physical therapy program designed specifically for children with plagiocephaly and torticollis. The yoga style studios are staffed by torticollis experts and overseen by our specialized, board certified pediatricians.
The Turtle Academy is a physical therapy program designed specifically for children with plagiocephaly and torticollis. Our private and group therapy studios are staffed by Torticollis experts and overseen by Cranial Expert Pediatricians. In addition to the specialized expertise provided in Turtle Academy, the fun music and optional group therapy classes make this enjoyable program the only one of its kind.
Plagiocare donates a portion of all proceeds to The Plagiocare Foundation. To learn more about how The Plagiocare Foundation helps children and parents dealing with facial deformations click the link below.
The Plagiocare Foundation is honored to announce Nick Raimo as our newest HERO.
Congratulations Nick on winning the NJ state wrestling championships!!
Please view Nick’s HERO video below