Physiotherapy can benefit children in many ways. From the earliest stages, advice and instruction regarding the physical handling and positioning of your little one can contribute to improving tone and postural alignment as your child develops. The Physiotherapist can work with you and your child to facilitate Gross Motor Milestones such as rolling, sitting, standing and walking. Older children may experience difficulties with balance and co-ordination skills which a Physiotherapist can identify and work with the child to improve, giving them more confidence to participate in activities with their peers.
Ann O’Sullivan is our Physiotherapist at The Down Syndrome Centre. To contact Ann with any queries contact our main reception on (01) 661 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Ann will respond to you directly.
Ann, a UCD graduate, is a member of the Irish Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and has practiced for over 30 years. She has a broad experience working with adults and children across all areas. She has worked in the area of Intellectual Disability for over 20 years with a special interest in the under 6’s and their families for the past 15 years, many of whom have Down Syndrome. Her ethos is the promotion of participation and inclusion for all.