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(PRWeb UK) December 2, 2010
RSLSteeper, one of the UK’s leading providers of clinically effective prosthetics and orthotics services, has launched STAR@Steeperclinic, a new service based in Leeds designed specifically to help treat babies suffering from head shape abnormalities such as deformational plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome).
The clinic offers a free, no obligation consultation service to parents, provided by an experienced team of HPC registered and CRB checked paediatric orthotists.
In addition to diagnosis and advice, Steeper Clinic also provides a holistic treatment service for the condition, which includes the use of repositioning techniques through to the use of STARband cranial remoulding orthoses (helmets).
Kate Chauhan, Orthotist at Steeper Clinic said:
“Cases of deformational plagiocephaly are becoming more common in the UK, and at the moment, the NHS does not fund treatment for the condition as it is seen as a purely cosmetic issue, despite evidence that in some cases there is an increased risk of developing associated problems later on in life. At Steeper Clinic, we can offer our expert advice as to the best course of treatment for your baby, which depends on the severity of the condition.
“Typical treatments include the use of “tummy time” and repositioning techniques for younger babies, to cranial remoulding orthoses, which significantly improves the shape of heads in babies who suffer from moderate to severe deformational plagiocephaly.”
STARband is the leading orthotic treatment for deformational plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) in babies aged between 4 and 18 months. Over 70,000 babies have been successfully treated using STARband worldwide.
A new website, http://www.steeperclinic.com has also been launched by RSLSteeper to accompany the clinic, and includes a range of helpful guides for parents about deformational plagiocephaly, in addition to information about STARband and RSLSteeper.
For further information, please contact:
Hunslet Trading Estate,
T: 01132 070 432