Kenzie was born with a flat spot on her head (known as positional plagiocephaly). Babies are born with soft heads to allow for the amazing brain growth that occurs in the first year of life. The malleable nature of their forming heads can sometimes result in flat spots, like in Kenzie’s case.
Kenzie’s parents came to Sudbury Prosthetic and Orthotic design to have a custom helmet created that would allow Kenzie’s head to develop in a rounded and symmetrical way.
What we did
Kenzie was carefully fitted with a custom helmet, which would allow her to wear the device for 22-23 hours per day with no discomfort. Treating the condition requires wearing the brace for as much of the day as possible (only removing for bathing), so special care is needed to ensure a barely-there feeling for Kenzie. We re-measured her head every two weeks to track progress, which allowed Mom & Dad to see how much she was improving.
So far, Kenzie’s head has already began rounding and is much more symmetrical.