Physiotherapy for Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
- How is Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome Diagnosed?
- How is Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome Treated?
- Occupational Therapy for Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
- Speech and Language Therapy for Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
- Physiotherapy for Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
- Why Us?
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.