Flat spots on children’s head are becoming more common over the passing years. The proper term for this is plagiocephaly. Some baby’s only present with mild flattening, while others can be quite misshapen. Osteopathy is a natural, non invasive therapy for this condition in it’s mild and moderate forms.
Osteopathic treatment is aimed at decreasing any tension in the baby’s head, neck and face which could lead to constant pressure on the same part of the head either from internally or from the child always lying with their head turned to one side. Treatment will usually improve the newborn’s ability to turn their head to both sides equally so the child is able to sleep with their head facing in either direction.
Osteopathic Treatment for Babies with a Flat Spot - A Case Study