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Physiotherapy for Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome

Physiotherapy can be highly beneficial for individuals with Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (FACS).

Individuals with FACS can experience a variety of difficulties which can be treated by Physiotherapy. Common difficulties experienced by individuals with FACS, which can be helped by physiotherapy include:

  • Hyperextensible joints.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Delay of gross motor skills e.g. crawling, sitting, standing, walking and running.
  • Delay of fine motor skills e.g. grasping a pencil, writing, tying a shoe lace etc.
  • Balance and coordination problems e.g. unable to ride a bike.
  • Poor fine motor control e.g. difficulty using a knife and fork.

The physiotherapist will carry out a thorough assessment of the individual's physical ability to determine what difficulties the individual is experiencing and also the severity of their difficulties. An initial assessment and a discussion with the client and / their parents or carers will help to decide what the most suitable treatment option will be for their specific needs and abilities.

There are a variety of treatment options available at physiotherapy for individuals with FACS; however the type of treatment given will be dependent on the individual's specific needs, abilities and preference on what they want to work on in therapy.