Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that parents have a lot of questions about cranial remolding therapy and Short Hills Cranial Center staff are always prepared to support and guide you through the process. Below we have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about cranial remolding that we hope can be a resource to concerned parents.

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Do I need a prescription for a scan and evaluation from the Short Hills Cranial Center?

No, simply call us for an appointment. 🙂

Do I need a prescription for a cranial remolding orthosis?

Yes. If you do not have a doctor, we will refer you to one in your area.

At what age should cranial remolding therapy start?

Any time between 3 and 18 months.

How long does cranial remolding therapy last once we are in a helmet?

Approximately 3-6 months but this may vary by patient and by age.

Does tummy time really help?

YES! In many cases it does. If your child is very young and you or your doctor notice a possible cranial deformity he may want you to try tummy time exercises. A base line scan and a follow up scan are also good tools to have to see if there is any improvement. Please refer to the repositioning guide above for more information on tummy time exercises.

How do I know if my insurance will cover this?

Give us your insurance information and we will contact them. Every plan is different so there is no way to know unless we call. We will do all the precertification. If there is an initial denial, we will do 1 appeal.

Will my doctor and/or therapist be made aware of my child's progress with cranial remolding orthosis therapy?

Yes. We will provide them with detailed scan data and photos after every visit so they may update your chart.​


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