Biomedical Treatment


Biomedical treatment of  Down Syndrome takes a functional approach to treatment using alternative treatments to improve health and development.  Functional medicine treats the individual by assessing underlying impairments in each person’s system.  Biomedical treatment includes thorough assessment through medical history, family history, review of systems and laboratory testing.

Benefits of biomedical treatment include:

  • Enhancement in receptive, expressive and spontaneous language development
  • Increase in vocabulary, language complexity and appropriate use of language
  • Increased social awarenesss, interaction and appropriate play
  • Cognition, memory, understanding and learning
  • OCD behaviours
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Increased independence
  • Improved motor planning

 

Biomedical treatment addersses physical complaints such as:

 

Individualized treatment for Down Syndrome (DS) is not only based on the most recent research, it is based on ground breaking research that is changing the way DS is perceived by the medical community.  Mounting evidence is identifying multiple genes that impact the health and developmental potential in children and adults with Down Syndrome.

The long held belief that genetic disorders can not be ameliorated by medical treatment is being challenged as new research identifying other genes that are involved in DS has emerged.  Genes that impact the ability to detoxify, manage oxidative stress, support mitochondrial function, control inflammation and regulated immune function.  Improvements in how these genes function can be seen with biomedical treatment.  When these genes are functioning better, language and cognitive development improve as do motor skills.

While biomedical treatment is not considered mainstream treatment for children with Down Syndrome and other developmental issues, children benefit dramatically from this individualized approach to improving physiological function.