Studies show that 46% of infants present with some degree of cranial asymmetry and/or disproportion. The good news is that 78% of these infants can achieve a normal cranial shape with repositioning and tummy time alone. However, pediatric clinicians aren't always taught best-practices for the proper screening, prevention, and treatment of this time-sensitive patient population. 

Clinicians often miss the opportunity to teach parents how to properly use repositioning and tummy time to restore symmetry and proportion in their baby's head shape. 

All too often, the practitioners that do teach these things will give parents a false sense of security that the head shape will definitely "round out on its own" with repositioning and tummy time alone. They do this without having a plan in place to objectively measure the effectiveness of these conservative efforts. 

The fact is, a good portion of infant cranial deformities persist and progress to the moderate to severe category. Cranial remolding treatment is a very effective treatment option as long as infants begin treatment early enough. 

There is also craniosynostosis, which has multiple surgical options with completely different treatment windows. 

Most pediatric clinicians don't fully understand craniosynostosis and the timelines for the different surgical options.



INFANT CRANIAL DEFORMITIES COURSE

IN THIS 1-HOUR E-COURSE PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Set parents up for success in helping their infant have a normal cranial shape through proper education and guidance

  • Confidently answer the most frequently asked questions from concerned parents

  • Identify the main elements of cranial deformation and reformation

  • Differentiate between two major classes of infant cranial deformities and all of their subtypes

  • Accurately determine the severity levels of both deformational plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, using an evidence based visual severity scale

  • Gain a full understanding of the treatment principles and protocols for deformational and synostotic infant cranial deformities

  • Understand the various cranial scanning procedures and measurement reports

  • Develop the proper plan of care for each infant

  • Achieve great clinical outcomes for your patients by executing a proven plan

Course curriculum

Testimonials

Orlando, FL

Eryn E. Lawson MPAS, PA-C Senior Physician Assistant Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Neurosurgery

Orlando, FL

Greg has been a part of our Collaborative Plagiocephaly/Helmet clinic for some time now at Arnold Palmer Hospital. His knowledge and clinical expertise is greatly appreciated, not only by our patients but also by our providers. His clinical approach to helmet therapy is driven solely by evidence based medicine. As a provider, I have never been dissatisfied by his outcomes and have also not come across a family that has been disappointed with the results of their child’s head shape after treatment.
China

Wilson Wang, GM, Nanjing Starton Technology

China

Greg is the pioneer for our StarBand cranial project in China. He travelled to China near 10 times to give training and lectures to our practitioners and hospitals, and also see some patients in various cities. He is a great person to work with and his help is greatly appreciated.
Singapore

Susanna Koh, Director, Orthopaedia, Pte Ltd, CPO

Singapore

Greg is very knowledgeable in the field of cranial remoulding orthosis and has extensive experience in both clinical, technical as well as management aspects. He was instrumental in helping us kick start our knowledge and expertise especially in the initial stages of our practice. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking his professional help.

About the Instructor

  • Gregory Long , CO, LO

    Cranial Remolding Specialist, Owner-Cranial Pro

    Gregory Long , CO, LO

    Gregory Long is a Florida Licensed, ABC Certified Orthotist, and cranial remolding specialist. Greg received his training in Orthotics at Northwestern University in 2003. He has 14+ years of experience as a cranial remolding specialist. Greg travels all over the world to raise awareness and train health care professionals on the proper evaluation and treatment of infants with both deformational and synostotic cranial deformities.