Plagiocephaly Hub

A survey of services across Canada
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Clinician Contact List

Filed under: Uncategorized September 29, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

Hello everyone,

Based on the research I had done, I have come up with a list of clinicians working in the area of plagiocephaly who have agreed to have their contact information shared on this site.

Please feel free to connect with each other.

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Health Professionals Unite

Filed under: Uncategorized May 4, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

Via this medium, I am hoping that we can organise and develop a strategy  to — (a) encourage Health Canada (Public Health) and the Canadian Paediatric Society that a social marketing programme is necessary and (b) to educate the public about methods for preventing positional plagiocephaly.

I have recently been in touch with 40 American physiotherapists and they too are intersted in this forum and (jointly) developing a strategy. However, I lack the knowledge and technological expertise to proceed proficiently and would welcome all suggestions.

-Kelly Atkins, Physiotherapist in Halifax

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excited by this forum

Filed under: Uncategorized May 4, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
  Submitted on 2009/04/02 at 10:02amI would be very interested in using this forum to make contact with clinicians who are involved in developing interventions to prevent positional plagiocephaly- particularly in the healthy newborn population.I have been attempting to encourage the NS Dept. of Health and Health Canada to develop and support a social marketing programme to educate the public.

Here at the IWK Health Centre (NS), the human resource requirement for “treating” positional plagiocephaly in babies with no other significant medical history, is far too great.

Any thoughts? Please contribute.

kelly.atkins@iwk.nshealth.ca kelly.atkins 0

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Filed under: Uncategorized April 22, 2009 @ 12:12 pm

Thank you Aliyah for organizing this. I enjoyed reading your summary – although was scared to read that Sick Kids had close down their plagiocephaly clinic due to overwhelming demmand …. I am at the point of this myself!

I would be very interested when others come onto the site to know how programs are resourced and what the typical referral rate is. In BC I run the “provincial” plagio clinic. (me, myself and I) I have half a day a week and see about 6/7 kids in that time (and then spill over into my othercase load with follow-ups, phone and email consults etc). I do have neurosurgical support if I suspect synostosis, but it is getting out of control.

I did a provincial telehealth education last fall and had over 150  registrants at 22 sites – and other centres in the province are starting to run their own programs, and then referring the bad cases on to me. We will are getting a starscanner next week, both for measurement and for fabrication of bands as the orthotist who has been making them is swamped.

I would be very interested in sharing resources and maybe joining others to lobby the CPA to increase physician education around prevention and when to refer (inappropriate referrals are drowning me). I also agree that a prenentative public health approach is needed for how to position babies. A poster saying to do tummy time is not enough – many mom’s don’t know how.  I would also like to ban all car seat stroller systems!

Thanks – and I hope others join in

Patricia

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Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized March 2, 2009 @ 1:23 pm