Down Syndrome Physiotherapy

Caregivers responsible for people with down syndrome are often unsure of which treatments will be most beneficial to support this congenital condition. It cannot be cured, however, with the right treatment and support, it can assist the person to be fairly independent and live as normal a life as possible.

We recommend down syndrome physiotherapy, as this treatment has been shown to benefit people with this condition in a number of ways.

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We quickly find the root of the condition resulting in great improvements in pain and recovery.
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What is physiotherapy for down
syndrome and why should patients choose this treatment?

Physio for down syndrome patients at Infinity Allied Healthcare is simply a hands-on treatment using specific massage hand movements to manipulate muscles and joints and improve how they function in the body.

At our practice, patients are thoroughly assessed and treated with the most advanced and modern manual therapy and hands-on techniques to improve posture, balance, and muscle tone, as well as to prevent comorbidities such as spinal issues, obesity and immune disorders commonly associated with this condition.

This treatment offers a host of physical, mental and emotional benefits to our patients.

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Symptoms that down syndrome
physiotherapy can help support

The following symptoms can be supported with regular treatment and support:

  • Low muscle tone
  • Weak muscles
  • Body pains in muscles and joints
  • Delay with fine motor skills
  • Developmental delays and not reaching milestones
  • Inability to participate in physical exercise or activities
  • Lack of independence in functional activities
  • Mental and emotional factors
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Benefits of down syndrome physiotherapy

Our Patients can expect the following benefits from regular treatment:

  • Improve health and well-being
  • Increased ability for physical activity
  • Reduced developmental delays
  • Reduce the potential for injury
  • Increased muscle tone and strength
  • Improve independence
  • Minimise the potential to develop complications and comorbidities
  • Reduce pain and discomfort in muscles and joints
  • Help stabilise erratic moods
  • Improve fine motor skills


How will a therapy session work?

An initial consultation will be set up where the patient will be thoroughly examined, and an individualised and detailed management plan will be presented to achieve the patient’s specific health goals.

At Infinity Allied Healthcare we ensure our clients’ safety and comfort. We use a combination of hands-on massage techniques and the use of our equipment to help patients achieve their desired outcomes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should you have further questions please read through our frequently asked questions for more information.

This condition usually causes delays in all areas of development. Physiotherapy management of down syndrome for our patients can assist them with developing the necessary muscle tone and strength, to develop their gross and fine motor skills, which will improve their physical development milestones.

Yes, a paediatric physiotherapist can assist children by teaching them to move optimally whilst they grow to strengthen the necessary muscles and avoid having to correct this in adulthood.

An occupational therapist (OT) assists patients with improving skills needed for daily activities, therefore both therapists can be beneficial to a down syndrome person. Our physiotherapists can work together with an OT to establish the best treatment plan for a patient.

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