Category Archives: Flat Head Syndrome

Flat head syndrome is the name given to the condition when part of a baby’s head becomes flattened due to continued pressure on one spot. There are two types of flat head syndromes in babies. Plagiocephaly – This is a flattening on one side of a baby’s head.

Do’s and Don’ts to Help Your Baby Stop Developing Flat Head Syndrome and Start Self-Correction

Do’s and Don’ts to Help Your Baby Stop Developing Flat Head Syndrome and Start Self-Correction DO Understand the cause of Flat head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly) When the weight of your baby’s soft round head is placed against a flat surface such as flat mattresses, car seats, bouncy chairs or even the floor whilst on their back, […]

SleepCurve versus Helmet – as a means to treat Flat Head Syndrome

SleepCurve versus Helmet – as a means to treat Flat Head Syndrome By Philip Owen, Paediatric Cranial Osteopath When I am asked in my clinic to comment about the benefits of helmet therapy compared to that of a SleepCurve mattress, I usually start by explaining the important fact of which every parent must be aware. […]

S.I.D.S. – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – ‘Cot Death’

Every parent is naturally concerned about the safety of their new-born, when using various baby products. The sad fact is that based on current statistics, for every 3,500 babies born, there will be one fatality, leaving the family devastated. The actual cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is not fully known. There is much […]

Evaluation of the SleepCurve Mattress

The SleepCurve Mattress has been extensively tested in Clinical Trials – the results of which have been widely published and presented both in the United Kingdom and Internationally. The clinical evaluation study of the SleepCurve Mattress in the treatment of  Positional Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome), was carried out at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. […]

Part Three of the Philip Owen Interview

This is the third and last for the time being, in a short series of Questions answered by Philip, about Flat Head Syndrome and how a SleepCurve Baby Mattress can really help. SleepCurve is the brainchild of Philip Owen D.O., B.Sc. (Hons), a leading Paediatric Cranial Osteopath who has spent 20 years studying and treating […]

Part Two of the Philip Owen Interview

Part two of the Philip Owen Interview… Meet Philip Owen, Paediatric Osteopath and Inventor of the SleepCurve Baby Mattress This is the second in a short series of Questions answered by Philip, about Flat Head Syndrome and how a SleepCurve Baby Mattress can really help. SleepCurve is the brainchild of Philip Owen D.O., B.Sc. (Hons), […]

Meet Philip Owen, Inventor of the SleepCurve Baby Mattress

Meet Philip Owen, Paediatric Osteopath and Inventor of the SleepCurve Baby Mattress. SleepCurve is the brainchild of Philip Owen D.O., B.Sc. (Hons), a leading Paediatric Cranial Osteopath who has spent 20 years studying and treating tension in babies’ skull bones. His pioneering research has significantly advanced our understanding of both babies’ and children’s sleep problems, […]

Understanding Flat Head Syndrome

Article written by Philip Owen, Paediatric Osteopath Parents of babies fall into three categories with respect to the understanding of Flat Head Syndrome. Firstly, those who have never heard of the condition and have never seen it. Secondly, those who have have had either first hand experience with a prior child/baby or have seen it […]

Clinical Study at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

SleepCurve Mattress Clinical Study at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital The report on the clinical study of the use of SleepCurve mattresses in the treatment of Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly) was published in: Here is a section from the ‘Abstract’ “The aim of this study is to document changes in head shape associated with use […]