What is Plagiocephaly?
Positional plagiocephaly, also known as head asymmetry, or deformational plagiocephaly, is seen as an asymmetry to the shape of the head, and is quite a common occurrence in infants. In one study in 2013, over 40% of 7-12 week olds had a degree of head asymmetry occurring!
But what makes it happen?
It is believed that prolonged positioning causes a gradual change in the bones of the skull, promoting an asymmetrical development. But why does that occur? In a recent study by Murgia (2016), in infants with plagiocephaly, over 90% were found to have restrictions in cervical spine range of motion!
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