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Baby Massage and Physiotherapy

How Physiotherapy Works

Providing vital services to children with Down syndrome
Some common challenges that can affect the physical development of a child with Down syndrome include:
Low muscle tone or ‘Hypotonia’.
Hyper-flexibility, which is an excessive ability to extend the joints (double jointed).
Reduced strength due to low muscle tone.
These factors can affect a child’s physical development such as rolling, sitting, crawling, and walking.
Early paediatric physiotherapy for children with Down syndrome can help with the acquisition of motor skills and develop strength to help maximise motor function.

What is Baby Massage?

Providing vital services to children with Down syndrome
Baby Massage is a very special art of using nurturing touch through a specifically designed series of strokes. These strokes combine Indian and Swedish massage, reflexology, and some gentle yoga stretches.

These strokes are demonstrated on a doll, while parents massage their babies during the class.

All classes are carried out by a fully qualified baby massage instructor.
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For more information or to book a course
Main Recepetion

Physiotherapy

Our centre’s physiotherapy services are provided by Ann O’Sullivan MISCP. Ann offers one-on-one services to children with Down syndrome in both of our centres.
For more information, or to book a session with Ann, please email...

Services

Baby Massage & Physio

Baby Massage is a very special art of using nurturing touch through a specifically designed series of strokes.
Early paediatric physiotherapy for children with Down syndrome can help with the acquisition of motor skills and develop strength to help maximise motor function.

Group Services & Children Workshops

Group Therapy is an excellent opportunity for children to be able to develop their skills in a less pressurised environment than individual therapy.

The Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Departments have created a range of workshops for children with Down syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Centre is compliant with all regulatory requirements for care of children, clinical practice, teaching and governance. 

Memberships include: Down Syndrome International, the Wheel and the Charities Institute Ireland, from whom we have Triple-Lock status for fundraising, governance and financial management. 

We are registered with the Charities Regulator to whom we subimit our annual report.

Charity Number: 20055158 
CHY: 15750
Sandyford Centre
Unit 3, 82 Furze Road,
Sandyford, Dublin 18 
D18 DP49
Swords Centre
Willowbrook House,
Balheary Road, Swords, Dublin 
K67 R8C6
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