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Super flat baby head! Which doc for Helmet?

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    ladypilot is offline Registered User
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    Exclamation Super flat baby head! Which doc for Helmet?

    Hello,
    I am looking for a Orthotist, cranial doctor, or specialist who works with Infant Helmets for Plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome). I know there are a few Osteopaths here in Hong Kong but I don't want to do the message therapy. My baby was premature and absolutely hated tummy time thus his head (almost 5 months now) is extremely flat, lopsided and even a bit bulging in the front! I NEED THAT HELMET for my poor little guy!! If anyone knows a doctor that does these Infant helmets here in Hong Kong, please refer me!! Thank you.

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    i know you said you don't want to try massage, but i have a friend who adopted a baby here. when they took him home he was 4 months old. his head was much as you describe your baby's head to be. they took him to a cranial massage therapist (i don't have the name) but it worked wonders and their boy, now 3 years old has a perfectly shaped head.

    good luck! i hope you find what you are looking for!

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    Hi,

    please check your PM.

    Thanks

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    hi ,
    my baby was born premature too and has the eaxact problem of the flattened head. If you do find any massage therapist or a docotor for the helmets pleeeeease lemme know too.Thank you.

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    Try Caroline at Body Group in Pottinger Street, 2167 7305. She's a craniosacral therapist. She worked on two of my children. They didn't have flat heads, but she's excellent at manipulated the skull. My paediatrician referred me to her, so she's well known in this field. As for helmets, sorry I can't help there, but Caroline will know, I'm sure.

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    I agree, a craniosacral therapist is the one who will help you, I don't believe a helmet will. The head is already mishaped and the helmet won't make it go back. My daughter's head was flat on one side and bulged on the other. We went to Veronique at the Vitality Centre in Central. She did help. We have also been taking her to a Chinese bone setter in Sai Kung since she was 7 months old and he REALLY sorted things out, not just her head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladypilot View Post
    Hello,
    I am looking for a Orthotist, cranial doctor, or specialist who works with Infant Helmets for Plagiocephaly (flattened head syndrome). I know there are a few Osteopaths here in Hong Kong but I don't want to do the message therapy. My baby was premature and absolutely hated tummy time thus his head (almost 5 months now) is extremely flat, lopsided and even a bit bulging in the front! I NEED THAT HELMET for my poor little guy!! If anyone knows a doctor that does these Infant helmets here in Hong Kong, please refer me!! Thank you.
    Hello ladypilot, Our daughter has a very similar condition as your son. We are planning on visiting Caroline as recommended by the people who replied to your post. I wanted to ask whether you tried Caroline & wanted to ask what the outcome was for your son's condition. Thank you very much!

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    We got treatment from Charoline for our daughters flat head (Spend a lot of money too since our insurance didnt cover it). The results weren't amazing to be honest. My daughter was 5 months old when we started the treatment and Charoline told us it was too late but still she could try. After 2 months of treatment my daughter's head was only 25% better. I asked her about this and Charoline told me that the shape would continue to change even after the treatment was over. BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN AT ALL. My daughter is 10 months old and everyone still points out at my daughter's flat head hence it is still visibly flat. You can PM me if you need any more info on the treatment that was administered on my baby.

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