The osteopathic manipulative treatment of these children
enhances the overall level of well being by stimulating and
bringing about harmonious interaction within the endocrine
system. Restoring inherent physiologic mobility within the
cranial and facial mechanism overcomes the tendency to nasal
sinusitis and other respiratory conditions. An imbalance of
the eye muscles may be noted as a rapid side to side motion
(NYSTAGMUS) or an over convergent squint (STRABISMUS).
Osteopathic contribution to the welfare of children with
Down's Syndrome is not to make them as other children, but
to enable them to achieve their optimal potential, to attain
a high level of general good health and to grow into the
unique and special people they are designed to be.