For many years, we have perhaps heard of plagiocephaly, maybe even had a friend whose child had a doc band, even worked with a baby who had one, but how often do we work with families without a super clear understanding of a condition or its potential long-term outcomes? Truth be told, most of us only have a general understanding of this condition, its causes and concerns and maybe even some ways to help prevent it. This class aims to change that.
We will start with the obvious: what is plagiocephaly and brachycephaly? Then we will look at causes and potential impacts if untreated, methods of treatment and also methods of prevention. When we are done, you will have a clear understanding of both conditions, know the main signs, what causes it, know when evaluation and treatment ideally begin, how it is treated, options like physical therapy and simple things we can do as newborn care specialists to help prevent it.