At Cranial Center you will find a team of caring and highly trained staff with unparalleled levels of expertise in treating infants with STARband™ cranial remolding orthoses. Our clinical members have treated thousands of children with head shape abnormalities stemming from Plagiocephaly, cranio-facial disorders and post-op craniosynostosis (both open vault and new endoscopic procedures).
We offer Leading Edge Technology
THE ADVANTAGES OF OUR STARBAND® SYSTEM
The STARbandTM and STARscanner® provide proven treatment outcomes while making the cranial remolding treatment process less stressful for infants and parents.
Non-invasive scanning replaces the traditional inefficient plaster casting process.
Scans are safe from all potential hazards and take less then two seconds to complete with simple photographic 3D imaging.
The STARscanner® is the most comprehensive data acquisition system with software specifically designed to safely document head shape measurement and symmetry changes from
the beginning to the end of treatment.
Scan reports can be generated to measure the effectiveness of conservative physical therapy treatments and repositioning techniques prior to initiating helmet therapy.
Measures effectiveness of cranial remolding orthosis treatment by documenting outcomes for physicians and parents.
Provides insurance companies with specific measurements, information, and quantitive outcome analysis.
Our director Stuart Weiner, CPO, LPO has been a national pacesetter in the field of orthotics and prosthetics since 1977.
With a degree from NYU and subsequent training at Howard Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine in NYC, he has been an innovator at the cutting edge of this very unique field.
A father of three, Stuart has been a practicing orthotist for over 30 years, creating cranial orthoses at the very forefront of this technology. Cranial Center introduced one of the first scanners in the world to the field of cranial remolding, keeping abreast of new techniques and experience in all styles of cranial helmet design.
Mr. Weiner is one of a select few in the world able to design and provide specialized helmet treatment for post-operative minimally invasive endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery.
Early orthotic intervention starting between three and eight months of age yields the best results. This strategic time period captures rapid cranial growth, and the orthosis directs the growth towards greater skull symmetry and proportion.
Cranial remolding orthoses are custom molded to encourage the skull to become more symmetrical and/or proportional. A cranial remolding orthosis does not squeeze the baby’s head into shape, but rather redirects growth and provides the space into which the flattened portion of the skull can grow.