FLAT HEAD SYNDROME

Zortex Orthotics

Flat Head Syndrome

Zortex Orthotics can diagnose and treat Flat Head Syndrome, and if needed help resolve a misshapen head, clinically known as either plagiocephaly or brachycephaly, depending on the shape. Plagiocephaly Helmets, Sydney based face-to-face help.

Our custom printed helmets are used to treat babies generally between the ages of 4 – 12 months presenting with some form of asymmetrical head shape when other treatments have not been successful.

What is the process?

At your first visit we will introduce you to our team and have you complete a very simple questionnaire outlining the discovery of the asymmetrical head shape and any methods used to correct it so far.

The next step is we take a 3D scan of the baby’s head which gives us the most accurate measurement information available. There are no safety concerns with the white light scanner, it simply captures a 3D image and our software interprets that data to give us the relevant information.

Does my child need a helmet?

Our aim is to give you as much accurate information as possible for you to make an informed decision on whether helmet therapy is for you or not. You can plot the information gathered on a severity scale yourself to help you make your decision.

Not everybody continues on with helmet therapy from the first visit. Some just want the hard data, and some use this information as a comparison with a scan in 4-6 weeks’ time.

The decision is always yours.

If you do decide to proceed our team at Zortex and Serkel will begin the process of designing and printing your baby’s helmet

How long is the treatment?

After the initial visit we review the babies frequently to re-scan and adjust for progress and growth. The follow up scans allow the parents to compare with the initial scan and monitor the progress.

Completion of the treatment is ultimately a parent’s choice. This choice is generally taken after discussions with the relevant health professionals, approaching a point of being satisfied with the head shape and the potential for future change.

When I noticed my sons Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly was becoming more severe (even after Physio) I contacted Zortex Orthotics. They were extremely professional and spoke me through the process of scanning to assess his head severity and potentially using helmet therapy to assist in correcting his head shape. There was absolutely no pressure to commit to a helmet after the scan, it simply gave us an indication on where his head shape was on the scale.

We decided to go ahead with a helmet and were very pleased with Zortex who sourced the helmet from Serkel, fitted the helmet and did monthly scans to monitor improvement.

Zortex were very quick to respond to any questions we had and happy for me to bring my son into their office for check-ups if there were any concerns with the helmet fitting. My son wore his helmet for 4 months in total and we are very happy with the results.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to any parent who is concerned with their baby’s head shape.

Skye

March 2021

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OFFICE HOURS

Please note appointments are necessary

Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 12noon
Sun:  Closed

OUR ARTARMON CLINIC

Level 2, 75 Carlotta St
Artarmon NSW 2064

Phone for appointment
(02) 9438 5003

OUR CENTRAL COAST CLINIC

Suite 1.2.1 Office Tower
69 Central Coast HWY
West Gosford NSW 2250

Phone for appointment
(02) 9438 5003

SYDNEY CLINICS WE ATTEND

ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS - Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Orthotic Clinics 1st Tuesday of every month
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights

Contact details
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights, NSW 2100
P + 61 2 99758097
P + 61 2 94385003
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Visit the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allambie Heights website

NORTH SYDNEY - Mater Hospital

Contact details
Dr Adam Fowler
Plagio Clinic
Rocklands Rd, North Sydney NSW 2060

Go to map & directions

P 02 9600 7083 or 02 9438 5003
E secretary@brainsurgeon.sydney
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PRAIRIEWOOD - Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Orthotics clinic held 3rd Monday of the month

Contact details
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Prairiewood
224/244 Restwell Rd, Prairiewood NSW 2176
Go to map & directions

P 02 87771777 or 02 94385003
E info@zortexorthotics.com

RYDE - Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Orthotics clinic held 1st Tuesday of the month

Contact details
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Ryde
3A Smalls Rd Ryde NSW 2112
Go to map & directions

P 02 88783500 or 02 94385003
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REGIONAL CLINICS WE ATTEND

CANBERRA - John James Hospital

TM Physio

Orthotic Clinics 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every Month

Contact details
Suite 3, Level 2
Peter Yorke Building
John James Hospital
Strickland Crescent
Deakin ACT 2600

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GOSFORD - Gosford Hospital

Orthotic Clinics for outpatients every Thursday

Gosford Hospital

Contact details

Gosford Hospital

Orthotics Dept, Level 3 outpatient
Holden St, Gosford NSW 2250
P + 61 2 43203172
P + 61 2 94385003
F + 61 2 43205449
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Contact details as above apply for emergency and inpatients for Central Coast Hospitals

-Gosford Hospital
-Wyong Hospital
-Woy Woy Hospital
-Long Jetty hospital

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NEWCASTLE - Royal Newcastle Centre

Scoliosis Clinics every Thursday 2-5pm
royal-newcastle-centre
Contact details
The Royal Newcastle Centre
Scoliosis Clinic Southblock Outpatients
Lookout Rd
New Lambton Heights NSW 2305

P + 61 2 94385003
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