What is Hypotonia?
Hypotonia, commonly known as floppy baby syndrome, is a state of low muscle tone (the amount of tension or resistance to stretch in a muscle), often involving reduced muscle strength.
Neurological conditions that affect the central nervous system and can cause central hypotonia.
The loss of muscle tone seen in hypotonia can usually be detected by time a baby is six months old. The symptoms and signs of this condition include difficulty in feeding, little control of neck muscles which results in floppy head and delay in developmental milestones such as sitting up, crawling, walking and talking.
Horse Therapy For Hypotonia
Hypotonia, or poor muscle tone, is usually detected at birth or during infancy. If your infant has hypotonia, they may appear limp at birth and not be able to keep their knees and elbows bent. Patients with hypotonia who has decreased muscle tone in the body trunk area are helped in many ways when they are mounted on wider horses.
Other Special Needs Conditions
At Healing Horses Singapore, we provide a range of Professional Horse Therapy Services to help children/teenage/adults with special needs to manage the conditions as listed below. Through the years, we’ve seen significant results of Horse Therapy on child/teenage/adults, their progress is our greatest rewards and motivations!
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Brain Injury
- Cerebal Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Muscle Dystrophy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Spinal Injury
*Students with financial issues, can approach us for assistance *Free demonstration on basic horse management will be conducted for students on their 1st session
Terms and conditions:
*Strictly by appointment only
*Training will be conducted at the school’s premises itself and allocation of a private room is needed to conduct.