Therese Gerard, PT

Therese Gerard, Physical Therapist

Question: My baby’s head has a flat spot. Should I be concerned?

Answer: Flat head syndrome has become more common as a result of the Back to Sleep campaign (putting babies to sleep on their back to
reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS). A pediatric
physical therapist assists parents to follow recommendations of the
Back to Sleep campaign while also taking steps to correct flat spots.
Implemented in early infancy, physical therapy can correct the problem, preventing negative impact on development and potentially eliminating the need for a cranial molding helmet. Call STARS at 367-8282.

Therese Gerard, PT