Muscles of Children with Hypotonia are typically weaker and have less resistance to passive movement compared to what is considered normal for their age.
The primary symptom of hypotonia is muscle weakness and poor muscle control. Children with hypotonia may have difficulty with tasks like sitting up, crawling, walking, and maintaining posture. They might appear floppy or limp, have trouble holding their heads up, and may struggle with feeding.
Physical Therapy can help
Management of hypotonia often involves a multidisciplinary approach, with input from pediatricians, neurologists, physical therapists, and other specialists as needed. The goal is to provide appropriate care and support tailored to the child's specific needs. Early intervention and therapy can play a critical role in helping children with hypotonia reach their full potential.