Down Syndrome Physiotherapy
People born with Down syndrome often experience a lot of challenges in their daily lives, due to symptoms of this congenital condition. It is vitally important to introduce a support and management plan as early as possible to assist them in improving their physical, mental and emotional function so that they may lead semi-independent lives.
Caregivers within the Chatswood area may want to look at incorporating down syndrome physiotherapy into the person’s management plan that they are caring for, as this treatment has been shown to improve overall health and wellness.
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What is down syndrome
Physiotherapy for down syndrome patients at our Chatswood branch includes the use of various types of hands-on treatments, pressures to massage muscles and ligaments, pressure point techniques, and joint manipulation to improve the overall functioning of the body.
Often times we incorporate the use of hot and cold packs, dry needling, and specialised equipment during sessions to speed up the effectiveness of the treatment.
Benefits patients may experience with down syndrome physiotherapy
Physiotherapy in Down Syndrome patients in Chatswood will improve their daily functioning and independence.
The following benefits can be expected with regular treatment:
- Improve health & wellness
- Increase well-being
- Increased ability for physical activity
- Improve developmental milestones
- Reduce the potential for injury
- Increased muscle tone & strength
- Improve independence for daily activities
- Minimise the potential to develop neurological conditions such as motor neuron disease
- Reduce the potential for comorbidities, such as obesity
- Reduce pain and discomfort in muscles and joints
- Help stabilise erratic moods
- Improve fine motor skills
- A better understanding of self-care
How will a therapy session work at our Chatswood practice?
At Infinity Allied Healthcare we ensure our clients’ safety and comfort, first. We carefully listen to our patient’s concerns and desired outcomes to develop an individual and detailed management plan.
In an initial consultation, we will examine the patient thoroughly, explain the way forward and only thereafter begin the treatment.
It is important to have patient and caregiver buy-in, to ensure the plan, recommendations and home exercises are followed to the ensure best results.
Down syndrome treatment cost at our Chatswood practice
The cost of consultation at our Chatswood practice isis dependent on your condition and the prescribed treatment.
A complete assessment of your condition will be done before providing you with a detailed quote based on the treatments recommended. Please give us a call To find out more about NDIS-covered treatments.
Meet Our Team
Meet our Chatswood Health Professionals
Our highly qualified team includes:
Clinical Manager & Senior Physiotherapist Chatswood
Jeff graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and joined our team in 2016. He is the clinic manager and lead physiotherapist at our Chatswood clinic. He is an advocate of a holistic approach, using manual therapy to detect and treat the underlying cause of a patient’s pain.
Samson Fong graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy, and a Bachelor of Sports & Exercise from the University of Sydney. Samson has a keen interest in helping patients return to their optimal physical strength by utilizing a combination of techniques and knowledge.
Ying graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2019.
Ying is especially passionate in the disability and paediatric sector, and has experience working with children with various conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), and other neuro-developmental challenges.
Ying believes that children best develop their skills through play, and therefore adopts a play-based approach to therapy to facilitate children’s gross motor development.
Our open hours are Monday to Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
We are located at Suite 102, Level 1, 370 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information please read our frequently asked questions in the section below.
Yes, we do offer evidence-based physiotherapy services. We are committed to staying up to date with the latest research, and evidence-based treatments within the physiotherapy sector, to ensure we are always offering the most advanced, modern and effective treatments for our patients.
Yes, you can claim treatment costs from the national disability insurance scheme (NDIS) however you will need to contact them to ensure you are registered and the claiming process that needs to be followed.
Do physiotherapists treating down syndrome patients require a special license with the Australian physiotherapy association?
All physiotherapists registered with the Australian physiotherapy association are legally licensed to treat down syndrome patients. Our Chatswood therapists are all certified and legally allowed to treat down syndrome patients.