CRANIAL BANDS

Cranial band is a term that can be used interchangeably with cranial orthotic or baby helmet. Cranial banding reshapes the skull and improves an abnormal head shape and jaw alignment from common conditions like plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and torticollis.

In the case of the Ballert cranial band utilized here, it is a dynamic device (a device that applies a low energy load to constrain and correct abnormal growth) that has a single lateral opening on the side adjacent to the flattened occipital-parieto region and an opening on top for air flow. The Ballert cranial band is very light in weight some as little as 4.6 ounces.

Our Experience

We are highly experienced with cranial band treatment and also seek to understand the underlying reasons of head shape, not all infants need a cranial band.

In 2018, of all the babies that came through our doors, 27% needed a cranial band.
Our goal is to help your infant get the best and most thorough end result as cost effectively as possible.
That means, our highly specialized therapists were able to help 73% of the babies we served through various
forms of occupational and physical therapy.

Note: It becomes even more likely a cranial band will not be needed when we see a baby early (4-8 weeks of age).

A cranial band is an awesome tool. We are experts in using it and have an excellent correction rate. But it is not the only tool in our toolbox. We ruthlessly hone our skills as well as have developed preventative programs, both free and paid, so that parents have the information they need. Please don’t feel bad or guilty if your baby needs a cranial band! Embrace it as the wonderful tool it is!
One of our licensed therapists may be able to discuss your situation over the phone.
At Carolina Kinder Development, our approach is very individualized and thorough based on the particular needs
of your infant. Some infants need therapy only. Some need a cranial band only. Some need both. The table
below will give you an idea of expectations. After assessing your infant, we will be able to answer all of your
questions more specifically.

before & after cranial band

Please contact us today for your cranial band consultation.

Devoted to infant development and prevention and treatment of torticollis, plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.

CHARLOTTE
341 NORTH CASWELL ROAD
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 28204

(704) 379-7773

WAXHAW – limited appointments available
101 WAXHAW PROFESSIONAL PARK DRIVE
SUITE 101-E
WAXHAW, NC 28173

(within Waxhaw Health and Wellness)