Are you concerned with the shape of your baby's head?
Treating head shape asymmetry is our specialty, our passion and all we do! We have over 20 years of experience and hundreds of successful cases treated in our Burnaby, Kelowna and Calgary clinics.
Families Are Happy With Our Comfortable Treatment
Two recent surveys showed that 100% of the families working with us have been satisfied with the treatment outcomes and are likely to recommend us to others.
Evidence-Based Pediatric Head Shape Management
Cranial Band Therapy is the most successful and widely accepted method to treat moderate to severe head shape asymmetry.
As researchers, we contribute to the state of science and use the most recent and robust evidence to guide our practice. Click here to view the research.
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This term is generally used to describe 3 types of positional head shape asymmetries that persist past the age of 6 weeks:
Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly (Flat Head) and Scaphocephaly.
These asymmetries are caused by prolonged external pressure to the infant head. This can happen during birth, or can be caused by more subtle things like excessive time in strollers, swings, and car seats.
Early intervention is key. If asymmetries remain after 6 weeks of age talk to your family doctor regarding a referral to a head shape management program. It’s best to initiate treatment by 2 months of age.
It is a misconception that the infant’s head “will round out on its own as the child becomes more active, begins to roll over, and learns to sit up.” This is based in part on outdated scales of motor development and a lack of understanding on the effect of supine sleep positioning.
We offer treatment with StarBands as well as our own custom 3D printed bands depending on family preference.
SnugKap Cranial Band
Our Treatment Results
Hover over the image below for Before and After images of a child after 8 weeks of treatment with our Cranial Band
BeforeHover to see the results of our treatmentAfter
In less than three months, our son's head shape improved dramatically and that was the end of our 'helmet head' phase. We couldn't be happier with the results and feel incredibly fortunate to have worked with Jason.
We are so grateful to Jason for all of his expertise and support through this process. If you are considering Orthotic Cranial Remodelling for your child, we would absolutely recommend Jason Goodnough.
Since that first appointment everything has gone better than we expected. The helmet was thin, light and never once bothered our son. We are thankful for Jason’s reassuring expertise that gave our son the best possible outcome. We highly recommend Jason at Synergy Orthotics to anyone in a similar situation.
Our Bands come with many colour and graphic choices to make your experience as fun and positive as possible…. We’ve even been told that our bands are “Super-Cute” and “Beautiful Works of Art”!!
We use the best available research evidence to guide our treatment planning and treatment recommendations. The proprietary remodelling techniques we use with our Bands consistently outperform reported traditional helmets in outcome-assessed parameters of family satisfaction, perceived baby comfort, overall head shape improvement and time required to achieve a satisfactory head shape.
2016 Neurological Surgeons Conclusion on the Role of Cranial Molding Orthoses
There is a fairly substantive body of non-randomized evidence that demonstrates more significant and faster improvement of cranial shape in infants with positional plagiocephaly treated with a helmet as compared to conservative therapy, especially if the deformity is severe, and provided that helmet therapy is applied during the appropriate period of infancy
This study demonstrates that when the treatment of cranial asymmetry is initiated between 3-6 months of life, the best symmetry outcomes are obtained within a shorter time, as compared with a later intervention time.
Treated Versus Untreated Positional Head Deformity
The authors found clear improvement in nonsynostotic head deformity treated with an individual molding helmet and no clear evidence of improvement of absolute measurements in untreated cranial deformity within a 5-year follow-up period.