Mom in Caymen Islands find success consulting w/ Dr Flores re: Flat Head Syndrome

We are elated to know we can make a difference in the lives of little ones- EVEN if they live on the other side of the world!

Dr Flores has made herself available for skype consultations with those that do not have access to specialists in the field of preventing and correcting flat head syndrome, aka positional plagiocephaly.  She has consulted with parents all over the U.S. and other countries including Luxenberg, Saudi Arabia and now the Caymen Islands!

Since her interview with CBS on Flat Head Syndrome and the release of her first book entitled ‘How to Avoid Flat Head & Delays in Baby’s First Year’, Dr Flores has proven to be one of the top experts on effective, safe and holistic techniques that prevent and correct malformed head shapes in infants while also improving upon the root cause of the head flattening.

Here is what a Mom in the Caymen Islands had to say about consulting with Dr Flores:

Physical Therapy Solutions deserves seven stars as far as we’re concerned! When my daughter was diagnosed by her paediatrician as having flat head syndrome I started combing the internet for information to educate us on what we could do to help her. This lead to finding a YouTube video in which Dr. Flores spoke about the issue. Noting her expertise from the video I looked up her practice and contacted them for an appointment.

However, there was once slight issue…we are in the Cayman Islands and they are in Santa Monica California. I decided to get in touch anyway to see if we could do a computer video conference via Skype. I was elated when they confirmed that they indeed could work with us via Skype.

The consultation was completed and with the advice and exercises suggested by Dr. Flores, our daughter is almost fully recovered from Flat Head Syndrome and Torticollis by our followup appointment just one month later. We are so thankful for Dr. Flores and her practice. Do not hesitate to contact them even if you’re on the other side of the world!Moms do everything for their child!

Dr Yvette Flores is offering video assistance to parents who are lacking resources in their area.  Download the FREE questionnaire the Dr Flores feels parents should share with their child’s pediatrician:

“The 10 Questions Every Parent Must Ask their Baby’s Pediatrician Right Away”

You can get your free copy at www.flatheadsolutions.com

To schedule a video session with Dr Flores, contact us directly from our website at babytherapysolutions.com or call us at 800-507-2634.  We are here to help!

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December 29, 2016. Tags: , , , . Early Head Start, Events, FYI's for New Parents, Invitations, Testimonials. Leave a comment.

Clear helmets now available

Have you seen them?

We have 2 patients that came in with these new clear helmets for the first time this month.

The coolest part about the helmet is that it really is see through! And parents say the head doesn’t get too sweaty or smelly compared to when wearing the foam ones.

The biggest drawback: they are wayyyy too heavy. If a child has unresolved congenital muscular torticollis and wears one of these things, their head tilt could get worse. Also it makes it more difficult to lift the head during tummy time.

I’m curious to know your thoughts and experiences.

Obviously the ideal way to correct a flat spot is through physical therapy and respositioning. The goal is to resolve the root cause before the helmet comes off!  Otherwise you might be looking at needing a 2nd or 3rd helmet….

October 29, 2016. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Good media exposure but poor advice by the Pediatrician!

So there was a recent episode on Jane the Virgin (episode 206, chapter 28) that highlighted plagiocephaly (Thanks Jessica for sharing!) They correctly demonstrated a common cause that new mothers are not aware of. The acting pediatrician also recommended corrective helmet therapy to improve the flattened head shape.

However!!!

There was NO SUGGESTION given to the parents about preventative and corrective pediatric physical  therapy!

How are the new parents supposed to know how to prevent the flat spot from re-occurring? Or to prevent a new one from forming once the helmet is removed?

How are the new parents supposed to know how to attain age appropriate head control and muscle endurance in the tummy time position?

How are they to know all the different ways to do tummy time and for how long, in order to reach their goals for their infant?

How are they to know if there are assosicated developmental delays and how to improve them?

A recent article shared with me by Dr John Graham Jr. of Cedar Sinai indicates a strong correlation between infants that develop positional plagiocephaly and onset of gross motor developmental delay.

The article urges all pediatricians to let parents know of the benefits of preventative intervention, which parents can easily learn from a licensed pediatric physical therapist.

I am happy to see we are stepping in the right direction but it is clear that there is still a huge lack of awareness about the topics of plagiocephaly, torticollis and motor delays in infants.

In the meantime, here is the video clip!

November 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Media Spotlights. Leave a comment.

Parent Testimonial Just In: Another Baby Successfully Avoids the Helmet!

“No helmet for my baby! I’m a mother of 3 (all 5 yrs old and under) and my first two girls had a perfect head shape so its not something I ever worried about. But, then baby #3 came and all of sudden I noticed the back of his head skewed. I asked the pediatrician and she told me just to do one stretch and have him sleep on the opposite side. It did help a little but then He ended up with a flat spot that was getting worse. I was getting worried because I didn’t want him to wear the helmet like the doctor was saying he may need.
I did some research online and found a video on YouTube. It was Dr. Flores talking about how they can help to avoid the helmet!
I was certain I was led to this video and I was certain this was going to work. I was totally surprised that we lived nearby! Thankfully! So, I made an appointment for my son, at the time he was 3 months already! I was all set to totally pay whatever because I was certain our insurance wasn’t going to be covered since I had called and asked. But, the front desk was SOOOOO awesome. Jessica called and found out that my son WAS covered! Anyway, we saw Dr. Ko, the loveliest doctor I’ve ever encountered.
My son was given stretches to do, tummy time and sleeping aids to use. It was alot of work, but like I said I was able to do it with 3 kids. I have help of course but when the older ones were sleeping I spent a lot of time with my baby and working him out! 
He went from having a tilt and a major flatspot to fully recovered. It was amazing!
You definitely have to put your time in if you want it to work. It’s up to you to follow doctor’s orders. I can see how easily it would be just to give up and get the helmet. But, if you’re like me and want to avoid that, definitely come here. The sooner the better! Don’t wait, seriously, don’t wait. My son is a success for sure.
I owe the wonderful team here a big Thank You! They did change my son’s life and mine. I no longer have that worry!”

Wendy C., Beverly Hills, 1/26/15

February 14, 2015. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Free Helmet Decoration Idea!

 

 

ImageWe always try to help families avoid the need for helmet therapy but occasionally, time becomes our challenge.  If and when the decision is made to get the helmet, we are prepared to help make the transition as smooth as possible with no set backs in the child’s physical therapy progress.

A Mom shared with us a very clever and neat decorating idea that I have never seen before, and I love it!

A company called wrapbuddies.org is offering to ‘wrap’ helmets for free!  It’s their way of giving back to the community and supporting children.  I love it!

You will need to visit their website and schedule an appointment at their nearest location, which is in Hermosa Beach.  Make sure you tell them you want the 3V graphics wrap for the helmet.

As you can see, they have some amazing creative designs! 

If you decide to get one, please share a photo so we can post it!

 

June 10, 2014. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

New York Times Announces Helmets Don’t Resolve Head Flattening in Babies

newborn with flat head

Today, the New York Times announced helmets don’t resolve head flattening. Yikes! And they cost around $4,000 to boot! Here’s the article.

I just published a Kindle book about how to avoid flat spots for babies, preventing surgery and permanent facial distortion. It teaches parents like you how to prevent permanent changes and minimize the need for expensive helmet therapy. So far, these refined techniques show a 100% rate of success with over 10,000 babies.

If you or your friends want to learn how you can help avoid flat head, you can click here to go to Amazon and get the Kindle book or visit flatheadsolutions.com for free resources and guidance.

Thank you for helping to spread the word! Please forward to those with babies and professionals who work with mamas/babies.

May 2, 2014. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

New Book Prevents Flat Head

Dear Families,

As you may know, I’ve been working to publish my first book, focused on helping parents prevent permanent flat spots quickly and effectively. I’m excited to share it!

I am opening up a few slots each month this summer where I’ll be available for interviews. If you or someone you know would like a guest interview for their blog, media, group, or project, message me at contact@flatheadsolutions.com.

(To get a sense of topics I can speak about, you can visit flatheadsolutions.com.)

Best in health to you!
Dr. Flores

PS – Here’s a peek of the cover!

How to Avoid Flat Head & Delays in Your Baby's First Year

Available for instant download

April 30, 2014. Early Head Start, FYI's for New Parents, Gross Motor Milestones. Leave a comment.

Continue to Pray For Sweet Eddie- he continues to Recover!

Eddie suffered a near death drowning several months ago and has been in special care as he continues to recover. You can follow his recovery on his Facebook page: Pray for Sweet Eddie and send him prayers as prayers continue to help!  We will continue to send prayers his way from Physical Therapy Solutions and help him and his family however way we can.

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March 2, 2014. Tags: , , , . Newsletter Spotlights. Leave a comment.

11 month old completed healed from Torticollis Treatment!

It is NEVER too late to seek treatment for Torticollis. This woman brought her daughter into Physical Therapy Solutions after doctors told her it was probably too late to see any positive results. Even though it was a 45 minute drive from her home, she was fully committed to her child’s treatment program. After only a few months of a physical therapy program, her 11month old daughter has fully healed from Torticollis treatment. For more information on our health programs, call us at (800) 507-2634, or visit us at http://www.PTsolutionsLA.com

January 15, 2014. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Why Does My Baby Cry During Tummy Time?

October 29, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Early Head Start, FYI's for New Parents, Gross Motor Milestones. Leave a comment.

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