Effective treatment of flat rear head
A flat rear head can either sit high or low in the neck or in one of the sides if there is a favorite side.
The treatment is done by an authorized physiotherapist who gently treats the baby at the baby's pace and in a calm environment. The treatment consists of gentle pressure and a deep tendon reflex, so there is no twisting or manipulation.
It typically takes 2-3 hours of treatment to change the main shape, which is why it is recommended to buy a klippekort,
Help me with my baby´s flat head
The skull consists of plates, which during pregnancy begin to grow together and have sutures in between. The fontanelle in the neck grows together when the baby is approx. 2 months old, while the fontanelle at the top is head grows together when baby is between 7-18 months. This flexibility in the skull, helps to get head through the birth canal during the birth itself.
Causes of flat rear head
The typical cause is a lock that prevents free movement of the neck and therefore the soft skull plates press flat. The treatment removes the locks that typically sit in the neck, back and pelvis. In addition, the sutures are treated between the skull plates, to ensure that everything is as it should be.
Locks and imbalances between the cranial plates typically come from lack of space in late pregnancy, having sat crooked in the pelvis or being taken with a suction cup.
What does a flat rear head look like?
A flat rear head can also be seen as a flat head, a flat forehead, a flat neck, that baby is flat on one side of the head or a flat skull. The entire head shape can be affected, so when you look at the baby you see a crooked head shape. It can be difficult to see where it is coming from, but it is possible to change the main shape with the treatment technique P-DTR, which is used at Brændgaard Fysioterapi.
Impact later in life
In the long term, a baby who cannot move freely risks being delayed in her motor development. It can affect the motivation to lie on the stomach or that the muscles become stronger in one side of the body. A lock should be seen as a "hold in the neck". That is, the baby does not feel like turning his head to the non-favorite side. This means that it can hurt or bother to turn your head or roll from back to stomach.
As an adult, the skull plates move minimally when we e.g. breathing. A tension in the sutures can prevent these movements and the body has to compensate elsewhere. The tension can, among other things, affect digestion, give headaches, weak abdominal muscles, etc. We often find the same imbalances in the wax as in babies in the clinic.
What do we get?
A typical set of treatment involves treatment of the classic problems in babies. So in addition to a more symmetrical head shape, the desire to lie on the stomach, which helps motor development, is also affected. Many parents experience a generally better movement in the body and a happier baby.
A typical Treatment session
The treatment takes place at the baby's pace and consists of gentle pressure and a deep tendon reflex typically under the foot or on the abdomen.
The treatments typically extends over 1-2 months spread over 3 hours. This allows your baby to adapt to the changes we make and you can detect what is still a problem for the next treatment.
A story from the clinic
A parent couple came with a 22-day-old baby. He lay very passive, but otherwise seemed content. After ½ hours of treatment, he moved his arms and legs much more and he seemed happy to move his body.
Help me with my baby´s flat head