Journal of Down Syndrome & Chromosome Abnormalities

Journal of Down Syndrome & Chromosome Abnormalities
Open Access

ISSN: 2472-1115

Mithula V

Department of Research, Down Syndrome Federation of India, Chennai, India

  • Research Article   
    Comparative Study on Aquatic Therapy vs Exercise for Toddlers with Trisomy 21 (Down’s Syndrome)
    Author(s): Priya C*, Surekha R, Srilakshmi R and Mithula V

    Background: Down’s syndrome (DS) is a common genetic disorder which has the incidence is about 23000/yr live births in India. In comparison to normal children, Down’s syndrome Children have weak hip abductors and knee extensors. Maintaining a state of equilibrium is limited or compromised in children with mild to moderate levels of motor impairment. Swimming is one of the best ways to maintain and improve the motor fitness in low IQ level individuals with Down’s syndrome. This study is to analyze the aquatic therapy session in comparison with the regular physiotherapy session with assistance of physiotherapist. The comparison is gauged using various observations. Materials and methods: This is a single center study and children with Down’s syndrome aged 6 months to 4 years, confirmed by Karyotyping or genetic analysis.. View More»

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