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Physical Therapy Treatments – How Physiotherapy is Used in the Treatment of Down Syndrome

When we speak of physiotherapy as a treatment for children suffering from Down syndrome, it must be kept in mind that Down syndrome is a condition that can never be completely treated. Physiotherapy is used not so much to treat the syndrome as to alleviate the complications peculiar to children afflicted by Down syndrome.

Treatment in the early stages of a child with Down syndrome concentrates on addressing four problems common in this phase. The first among these is hypotonia. Children with Down syndrome do not have muscle tone, meaning their muscles are slack and lack control. Hypotonia requires immediate attention since if left untreated it hampers a child ability to develop sufficient motor skills or balance. Read more…

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