*Please note that to ensure our infants remain still and safe during our scanning process we use infant seat supports. This is not a product we endorse the use of for any extended period of time in anything other than a clinical setting.

Your Free Assessment - What to expect?

  • The assessment will take approx. 30 minutes
  • No referrals or prescriptions are required for your initial consultation, this is entirely free of charge.
  • We will provide a thorough physical exam and obtain 3D laser scanned diagnostics of your child’s head shape.
  • Once we have a good assessment of the head shape and 3D data we can discuss whether treatment is needed.
  • Should treatment be required we will discuss and provide information on payment options and insurance coverage available
  • We use the best available published data to guide our recommendations to your family. Upon discussion of the data there are generally 3 options under Our Adaptive Treatment Program.

Why is it important to have an assessment?

What is craniosynostosis?

The Clinicians at The Pediatric HeadShape Clinic have all received specialized training to recognize Craniosynostosis. Craniosynostosis is the premature closure of one or more cranial sutures. Craniosynostosis causes restriction of growth at the suture and abnormal growth perpendicular to the fused suture. Early referral to a specialist is always recommended. There are different types of craniosynostosis, including: sagittal, coronal, metopic and lambdoid. Infants diagnosed with craniosynostosis usually require surgery and should be referred immediately to a paediatric neurosurgeon or craniofacial specialist for further evaluation and treatment. Early diagnosis is vital. Endoscopic surgeries are often recommended before three months of age.

Our Screening and Monitoring Process

Our clinic uses hand held scanners to capture fast and accurate scans of your infant head shape. The Spectra scanner is a non-contact laser data acquisition system used by leading physicians, hospitals and treatment centres throughout the world, including The Pediatric HeadShape Clinics.

Questions to ask

Below we’ve outlined a list of useful questions to ask wherever you decide to seek treatment for baby.

  • What is the difference between the 3 x different head shape asymmetry?
  • What kind of asymmetry does my baby have? How does this compare to normal baby head shape?
  • How do you measure my baby’s head shape and how does the severity scale mean?
  • What kind of treatment does your clinic adopt and what types of head band options are available?
  • How does your clinic bands compare to other options available?
  • How often will my baby have to wear the band?
  • Are there any other parents or caregivers I can connect who have been through a similar process? What are the expected outcomes?
  • How should I keep the band clean?
  • What forms do I need to complete for financing?
  • What should I do if my pediatrician doesn’t recommend treatment?
  • How do I work out if my insurance covers the treatment and what is the process for application?

Once we have a carried out an assessment of your baby’s head shape we discuss and agree on the the best available treatment for you and your family.