Tag Archives: hypotonia

Low Muscle Tone – what you need to know

You most probably heard the term low muscle tone from your paediatrician or even a therapist that your child is seeing. Does that mean your child is weak? The answer is NO.  It just mean that your child’s muscle tension is low or reduced than an average child.  The video below is from Surestep and […]

Down Syndrome and Hypotonia

What is Down Syndrome? A child with Down syndrome has an extra, critical portion of chromosome 21 present in all or some of their cells. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.  Characteristics A round face with a flat profile and small nose and mouth […]

What is hypotonia? How does it affect my child?

What is hypotonia? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Hypotonia¬†is a medical term used to describe decreased muscle tone. The condition was first described in 1956 among infants who were termed “floppy infants”. Normally, muscles have a very small amount of contraction that gives them a springy feel and provides some […]