Neuromuscular Conditions

Our therapists are skilled and attentive individuals who know how to recognize and treat children experiencing muscle weakness. Contact Oceanside Therapy Group in Oceanside to learn more, and to schedule your child for an evaluation.

Common causes of muscle weakness in children:

Muscular weakness can delay a child’s motor development skills and make it difficult for them to keep up with peers.

According to Boston’s Children’s Hospital, muscle weakness can be caused by a variety of conditions, including those that involve the central nervous system, muscle disorders, and genetic disorders. Some common causes can include:

  • Down’s syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypotonia
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Marfan syndrome

How to recognize muscular weakness in your child

If you’re noticing that your child is taking longer than others to reach important motor milestones in multiple life areas then there may be an underlying issue.

There are multiple symptoms that may be present in a child with muscle weakness:

  • He or she has not developed appropriate developmental motor-related abilities and expected milestones
  • Difficulty chewing or sucking
  • Decreased or inactive gag reflex

How Oceanside Therapy Group can help

Here at Oceanside Therapy Group our pediatric therapists understand and know how to assess and treat a variety of issues related to neuromuscular involvement.

Your child’s therapist will work together with your family to develop an at-home exercise program so that practice can occur away from the clinic.

Contact our clinic today

If you suspect your child might be struggling with muscle weakness, don’t hesitate to contact Oceanside Therapy Group today to consult with one of our Oceanside pediatric physical therapists. Our therapists will put together a treatment care plan to ensure your child’s success.