plagiocephaly- London Orthotics

Mr Saeed Hamid / Sam Walmsley London Orthotics Consultancy


The London Orthotic Consultancy
The London Orthotic Consultancy (LOC) runs a dual clinic at the Litfield Medical Centre – a general Orthotic clinic, treating upper/lower limb conditions and a clinic treating Positional Plagiocephaly. The clinic is run by Saeed Hamid, Dip OPTEC MBAPO and Sam Walmsley, BSc (Hons) MBAPO, two of LOC’s directors. Both are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Orthotic Clinic
Orthotics is a specialist medical discipline which utilises external orthoses or braces/supports that are designed and fitted to an individual to correct a physical deformity, reduce pain and improve mobility.
LOC prides itself on the quality of our initial clinical assessment because of the time we spend with each patient and the advanced diagnostic equipment we use. We will analyse range of movement, muscle powers and assess tone and spasticity. We will also look at sensation, proprioception and posture/alignment.

Appointments at the clinic can be made by ringing: 020 8974 9989 or by e-mail:  

Positional Plagiocephaly Clinic
Positional Plagiocephaly, also known as ‘Flat head Syndrome’ is a condition characterised by a flattening on one side of the back of a baby’s head. It may also involve bulging of the forehead, fullness of the cheek and ear misalignment. Re-positioning and ‘tummy time’ can result in natural correction of the condition.
If there is no noticeable improvement, helmet remoulding therapy is a treatment option. LOC has a vast amount of experience of treating babies with the LOCband which is non-invasive and works by applying a gentle constant pressure over the areas of a baby’s skull that are most prominent while allowing unrestricted growth over the flattened areas. Treatment is most effective in babies aged between 4-7 months.

For parents who are concerned about the shape of their baby’s head, LOC offers a FREE no obligation initial consultation during which your baby’s head will be measured and treatment options discussed. Appointments at the clinic can be made by ringing:
020 8974 9989 or by e-mail:


Consultant Profile

Name: Mr Saeed Hamid / Sam Walmsley London Orthotics Consultancy
Qualifications: Saeed Hamid, Dip OPTEC MBAPO / Sam Walmsley, BSc(Hons) MBAPO
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Year Qualified: 1990 / 2001
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