Flat Head Syndrome Treatment

The trusted online information resource for parents and carers of newborns and babies.

Philip Owen is one of the UK’s leading authorities on head shape in babies. His pioneering research and professional paediatric practice over the last 40 years in both the prevention and treatment of plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) is well known and recognised across the paediatric, osteopathy and general medical profession.

After extensive research and highly successful clinical trials at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Philip’s innovative SleepCurve Baby Mattress has won many awards and helped the lives of many children and their parents.

“I hope you find this information useful and reassuring.”

Philip Owen D.O. B.Sc. (Hons) Paediatric Cranial Osteopath

"Expensive helmets do not correct skull flattening in babies"

There have been a number of studies conducted, resulting in the finding that “expensive helmets do not correct skull flattening in babies“, and this has been published in the British Medical Journal and elsewhere in the UK.

BBC News Article “Baby helmets ‘have no added value’, study finds”

The SleepCurve mattress is the only baby mattress which has been clinically proven at Alder Hey Children’s hospital, in the prevention and treatment of Flat Head Syndrome.

You can view the clinical study findings HERE.

Flat Head Syndrome Treatment and the self-correction process of a baby’s soft skull bones, is an important part of a child’s development.

In their early weeks after birth, some 70% of babies develop a flattening of the head to some extent. In some cases, this flattening is barely noticeable, but more recently the incidents of more severe flattening of the head shape has increased significantly.

Flat Head Syndrome, also known as Plagiocephaly or Brachycephaly, depending on how the head shape is flattened, is therefore quite a common occurrence and can be a cause of real worry for parents and carers.

This website has been produced specifically to provide comprehensive information about Flat Head Syndrome and in particular, the treatment and prevention of this condition.

The information provided is a result of over 40 years study into babies head shape and professional practice by leading paediatric cranial osteopath Philip Owen.

The SleepCurve mattress is a result of Philip’s extensive experience and expertise and has been developed as a cost effective treatment and preventative measure for Flat Head Syndrome.

Multi-Purpose Mat

83cm x 42cm

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Moses Basket Mattress

75cm x 28cm

Close-To-Me Mattress

83cm x 50cm

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Baby Cot Mattress

120cm x 60cm

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Baby Cot Bed Mattress

140cm x 70cm

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