Cranial Remolding Orthoses (Helmets)
A cranial helmet or band may be prescribed when repositioning techniques do not adequately reduce an abnormal head shape. The most common diagnoses for babies needing this type of treatment are scaphocephaly, plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. A cranial remolding orthosis is a custom molded plastic and foam helmet that acts as a guide in redirecting cranial growth toward symmetry by gently reshaping the head.
Mary Virginia Paletta, CPO, our pediatric orthotic specialist, has training and expertise specific to cranial remolding helmet technology and has earned the prestigious STARband Cranial Certification.
Additional resources regarding cranial care can be found on the STARband website at www.STARbandkids.com
SmartSoc 3D Image Capture
RPI utilizes the SmartSoc* 3D scanner, the latest revolutionary technology for cranial remolding orthoses. 3D images are captured using a smartphone, which is familiar to children and is similar to taking their photo. Click the video for a demonstration of the scanning process.