What Causes Flat Head Syndrome?
Deformational Plagiocephaly can be caused by a number of factors involving positioning such as extended time spent in a neonatal unit, the birth process, position in the womb and often the infant's preferred sleeping position. It can also be caused by a condition called Torticollis.
Normally any asymmetry settles in the first few weeks after birth. However, because the baby’s skull is still malleable and can be moulded by external forces any existing flattening may not necessarily disappear of its own accord.
What is Torticollis?
Torticollis is a condition in which a tight or shortened muscle in one side of the neck causes the head to tilt or turn to one side, resulting in the infant resting its head in the same position. It is important to have suspected Torticollis diagnosed and to have it treated by a specialist physiotherapist or cranial osteopath. LOC clinicians can advise you on this.