STEP ONE. At the initial evaluation a 2-second STARscan of baby's head is acquired. The computer will take measurements to determine the severity. If the shape is classified as severe, a STARband will be recommended.
Pat Rogel, CO, LO, OTR/L, is considered a national expert in the field of cranial remolding treatment. She has provided custom plagiocephaly helmets to infants for over 20 years utilizing the most modern cranial technology available. This amounts to thousands of flat head shapes fixed with one infant helmet. She is very familiar with every style of cranial band used to treat plagiocephaly. After working with many different brands of cranial bands, she has found the STARband to be the most effective. Pat is an industry leader treating head shape abnormalities and a regular lecturer at professional conferences regarding cranial remolding care and improvements in treatment.
Anna Erickson, OTR/L, specializes exclusively in cranial remolding treatment. She has completed the Orthomerica All-Star training. The patient's she sees have excellent results with their head shape and the families are uniformly very pleased with the care and outcome of the treatment she provides. All babies seem to adore her!
40-50% of the babies evaluated at Chicago Pediatric Orthotics do not require helmet treatment.
Our team will perform a thorough evaluation of your baby and give an honest assessment for the need for outside physical therapy and/or a cranial band. We are very comfortable sending you and baby home without a STARband, but if the baby needs a baby helmet, we will correct the shape with one helmet. Chicago Pediatric Orthotics is not owned by investment bankers - we are caregiver owned. Our staff has no quotas to meet. Evaluations are NO COST to the family.
Chicago Pediatric Orthotics is one of TWO STARscanner facilities in the Chicago area. The STARscanner is the fastest cranial technology available to evaluate head shape.
Baby Helmet; Head shape evaluation; Plagiocephaly Helmets; Cranial band; Cranial Remolding ; Torticollis ;Brachycephaly; Flat head; Infant helmet
99% of our treatment will correct plagiocephaly/flat head shape with one cranial band. One STARband.
Conveniently located in Skokie to serve Chicago and the suburbs.
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Do you have questions about treatment for plagiocephaly and torticollis? To learn more about a plagiocephaly helmet, please visit https://www.starbandkids.com/does-my-child-have-a-problem/
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Note: We see infants as young as 3 weeks old for evaluations. Our hope is to prevent the need for a cranial helmet. The younger a baby is, the more options there are for treatment.
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