The Serkel is used to treat babies between 4 and 12 months of age for asymmetrical head shapes, such as positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, when other treatment options have not been successful.
How it works
The Serkel works by artificially relieving pressure over the flat spot.
Once pressure from the weight of the head always being in the same spot is relieved, the bone immediately starts to grow and the head rounds out (dependant on age and severity).
We do not squeeze the skull back into shape, but redirect the growth to fill out the flattened area.
Our clinical knowledge, your choice
Following clinical assessment and a 3D scan of your baby’s head shape, your Orthotist will outline your treatment options.
We aim to provide you with comprehensive information about your baby's head shape, and allow you to make an informed decision about treatment choices.
You may choose to proceed with helmet therapy or return for a review at 4 or 6 weeks.