Paediatric head deformity is an abnormal shape of a baby’s head caused by external forces. The baby’s head may appear to be misshapen or asymmetrical immediately after birth, or the abnormal shape may develop in the first few months of life.

Head deformity is often overlooked and not treated optimally. It is a misconception this will resolve on its own. As this is an extremely specialised area that could lead to significant issues later on in life, two separate information packages are available for people interested in more details. This is specifically for parents that are concerned about their baby’s abnormal head shapes, and physicians wanting to get the latest evidence-based information on the management of paediatric head deformity.

For a professional consultation please contact Mediclinic Orthotic Services on 04 555 9122 / 056 226 7104 or email