Paediatric Osteopathy: Plagiocelaphy (flat head syndrome)
Paediatric Osteopathy: Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)
The workshop will enable maternity nurses and other baby care specialists to gain a deeper understanding of Plagiocephaly, including treatment options and ways that parents and carers can prevent or alleviate Plagiocephaly.
The course is delivered by an experienced paediatric Osteopath, who has extensive experience supporting mother and babies.
What is Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)?
Flat Head Syndrome is known as Positional Plagiocephaly (distortion of the side of the head) and Brachycephaly (distortion of the back of the head).
Flat Head Syndrome is the misshaping of a baby’s head due to the effect of the weight of the head pressing against a flat surface or mattress causing the skull bones to deform. It effects nearly half of the babies born in the UK and whilst it is generally mild, it can become severe.
There a number of reasons why children may be affected, including sleeping positions, factors in the womb, premature births and muscle problems.
During the workshop we will explore:
- Exploration of Plagiocephaly (and other serious conditions such as Craniosyostosis).
- How parents/carers can help to prevent or alleviate Plagiocephaly.
- Possible treatment options including manual therapy and orthotics (helmets). Exploration of how the treatment options work and when they need to be applied in order to be effective, versus manual therapy.
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Tutor: Zoë Mundell M.ost; DO;ND Osteopath & Acupuncturist
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5AG
Free for candidates that have completed the level 5 Maternity Nurse Training
£50 for candidates which have completed the Babyem Level 4 Maternity Nurse Training. (£85 if also attending the morning workshop – Caring for premature babies)
£70 all other candidates (£115 if attending the morning workshop – Caring for premature babies)