Month: December 2020

Treating Children with Hypotonia with Physical and Occupational Therapy

Treating Children with Hypotonia with Physical and Occupational Therapy Depending on the cause and severity of hypotonia, treatment may vary. However, early and skilled treatment (physical, occupational and speech therapy) will minimize long-term impairments due to hypotonia and provide the best outcomes. When treating hypotonia with physical and occupational therapy, the primary objective is to …

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Idiopathic or Benign Congenital Hypotonia (BCH) in Babies and Children

Idiopathic or Benign Congenital Hypotonia (BCH) in Babies and Children Dr. Erica Martin PT, DPT, PCS What does hypotonia mean? Healthy muscles never fully relax. Muscles have a certain amount of resistance to passive movement and stiffness, which is called your muscle tone. Muscle tone is important for generating our reflexes, maintaining good posture and …

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