Hoppers Crossing Paediatric Physio | Children's Plagiocephaly Physio
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PLAGIOCEPHALY

Plagiocephaly

Signs and Symptoms

  • Flattening of the back of the skull
  • A prominent forehead and fuller cheek on the affected side
  • A parallelogram shaped head
  • Ear on the affected side placed more anterior

Risk Factors

  • Assisted delivery
  • First-born child
  • Male gender
  • Over-exposure to lying on their back
  • Torticollis – shortening of neck muscles
  • Prematurity
  • In utero constraint

Causes

  • Sleeping on their back
  • Torticollis
  • Prematurity – softer bones
  • Restricted intrauterine environment