Measurement and moulding evaluation
During the first visit, the orthotist assesses the type of plagiocephaly and the degree of deformation of the skull. With accurate measurements and calculations, the orthotist determines what is called the cranial index. According to this index, the professional then determines whether a helmet is beneficial or not. In the event that the helmet is indicated, the orthotist then undertakes a moulding of the baby's head. This step is crucial and essential to get a well-fitting helmet. The moulding will then be modified and the helmet manufactured according to the indications of the orthotist.