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As everyone with our DOC Band®  Calendar knows: March 20th is Plagiocephaly and Torticollis Awareness Day!
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Studies show that Plagiocephaly coexists in as many as 90% of babies with Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT). Ask your clinician for stretching instructions (as demonstrated by the adorable @coopersdocband) or for more information regarding CMT.
Congratulations to all our recent graduates!!! Please tag us in your graduation posts (@docband). It always brightens up our day to see our “well rounded” alumni 😍🎓
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Thanks for sharing @victoriawoolard!
Plagiocephaly is common and there are many contributing factors—you are NOT to blame. Womb position, multiple births, premature birth, Torticollis, carriers/convenience devices, and back-sleeping are just a few examples. Keep reading to learn about Basil’s Plagiocephaly journey. Thanks for sharing @caitieeebug!
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@caitieeebug Why does your baby wear a helmet? 🚴‍♂️
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I feel like I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, and many more are probably thinking it, so I’d like to answer that for those who are curious! (This isn’t meant to be shade at anyone who’s asked already, just wanted to spread the knowledge!)
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No, it’s not because we are paranoid and trying to protect his head from bumps (although that is an added bonus!). ⠀⠀
No, we didn’t just leave him on his back all the time and never held him. But, the standard practice of babies sleeping on their backs since the early 90s has resulted in a massive increase in these cases. 🍈  The answer: Basically in the womb, he liked to chill on one side and got pretty comfy there. He was also a fairly large baby. This resulted in his head flattening quite badly and wasn’t helped by him sleeping on his back. This condition is called plagiocephaly, and his unfortunately fell in the severe range. Sometimes it can correct on its own if the baby doesn’t lay excessively, but in his case too much damage was done in the womb. Eeek. Can’t wait to see the complete results in about a month or so!
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So there you go! I miss my baby without a helmet, but the folks over at @docband have taken such good care of my son! And his head won’t be perfect, no one’s head truly is, but he’s fixin’ his flat so he can wear bike helmets and glasses someday like anyone else. Apparently it helps with your teeth too? Score!
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PS the shirt he is wearing says “helmet hair don’t care”. 😋
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March is Torticollis and Plagiocephaly awareness month! Did you know that Plagiocephaly is estimated as a coexisting impairment in as many as 90% of babies with Congenital Muscular Torticollis? Read on to learn a little bit about baby Reis’ experience with Torticollis and Plagiocephaly. 
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#repost • @pieces_by_reis Wisdom Wednesday: Torticollis and Flat Head Syndrome .
Around 3 months, the doctors notified my parents that I had torticollis and was beginning to form a flat head. We began ramping up the amount of tummy time, used a pillow during sleep times to assist with the head shape and eventually got fitted for a docband from @docband and began physical therapy. I wore the docband for 5 months for 22 hours a day. While flat head can not be completely fixed, the docband helps reshape the head to the best aligned shape it can be. Many folks steer away from the docband, but I must say this was the best decision my parents ever made. If you have any questions regarding tortocollis, flathead syndrome, physical therapy or the docband, please feel free to DM Mama and I! .
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