Craniofacial deformities have always existed, although never with the current frequency and severity. There are basically three: plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and scaphocephaly. The best known is plagiocephaly and its name is sometimes used in particular when speaking in general of all of them.
The first treatment of plagiocephaly by means of cranial orthosis was published by Sterling K. Clarren (1979), who used passive bands. Jeanne Pomatto-Hertz (1986), founder of the American company Cranial Technologies Inc., CTI, (1988), invented and patented the dynamic cranial orthosis called DOC Band®, laid the modern foundations for the diagnosis and correct treatment of plagiocephaly, and published them in her fundamental scientific works published in 1994 and 1998.
As a result of our interest in their work (1998) and our subsequent training and integration into the worldwide network of Cranial Technologies Inc. s worldwide network, we opened two centers in Spain in 1999 for the treatment of plagiocephaly based on their protocols. That same year, we launched our first plagiocephaly.com website, which filled a gap in its field in non-English language, and from which began an immense clinical work and an important social movement promoted by our professionals in the form of an open forum for parents on the Internet, the collection of signatures by parents and finally the creation of an association of parents of affected children.
It was not until 2003 that a scientific committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics chaired by the prestigious plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon John A. Persing published a scientific article in which he officially advised for the first time the use of cranial reshaping bands.