Success stories

Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly have both been successfully treated with helmets for many years. Discover some treatment success stories below – simply click a child’s name from the list on the left to view their story.

Annalice

Annalice's story

Parent(s): Alice

Location: Derby

Annalice and her twin Harry were born on 31 January 2004 and due to their prematurity spent the first three weeks of their lives in a special care baby unit. From around ten weeks old Annie favoured looking to the right and after a while was unable to turn her head to the other side.

An appointment made with a pediatrician was not forthcoming, so Alice spoke to a physiotherapist friend who mentioned torticollis. By the time of Annie's appointment this was virtually corrected, although by then it was diagnosed that she had developed severe plagiocephaly. Alice was told the condition would correct itself, but knew this not to be the case as her two older boys still had asymmetry at six and 12 years old.

Finally, following many unsuccessful visits to different specialists, Alice undertook her own research and discovered an internet community where she was given helpful information and guidance. She decided to take Annie to see a specialist, who measured a misalignment of 21mm, a severe diagnosis. Following the fitting of the helmet, Annie's parents returned a fortnight later to find that she had already corrected by 6mm.

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