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Down Syndrome Centre physiotherapy

Providing individualised plans tailored to each child's particular needs at different stages of their development
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, walking and motor skills - often leading to the development of compensatory movement patterns which can cause orthopaedic and functional problems as the child grows older. 

Therefore paediatric physiotherapy is advised at the earliest opportunity.


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 our centres.
For more information, or to book a session with Ann, please email using hte link below.

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 submit 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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