Born in September 2017, Yuven was a perfectly healthy little boy. But at 6 weeks old his mum Bina noticed that he was only facing one side, and by 10 weeks Yuven had developed a flattening to one side of his head. As Yuven was so young, Bina was worried that something may be seriously wrong and began searching online for answers. Like most new mums she looked at the advice given by the NHS, learning that they recommended to leave Yuven’s head alone and it would re-shape itself over time. Frustrated, Bina was unsure what to do next as finding reliable, trustworthy advice was challenging, and she didn’t want to do anything that may make the situation worse.
With Yuven’s head positioning not getting any better Bina spoke to her GP and Yuven was diagnosed with torticollis, quickly beginning a course of physiotherapy. Whilst attending the session Bina spoke to the therapist about Yuven’s flat head, and she suggested that she look into STARband treatment at Steeper Clinic. An expert at treating babies with plagiocephaly, specialist orthotist Kate (at Steeper Clinic) has a wealth of experience when it comes to cranial remoulding. Her expertise lies in the STARband treatment which is prescribed when the shape of the baby’s head is unresponsive to repositioning alone. The treatment requires babies to wear a helmet for a period of time which gently shapes the head into a more rounded and uniformed shape.