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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Mann Method PT Exercises

February 2023 | Mann et al. - Mann Method Physical Therapy and Fitness

The Mann Method PT Exercise Program - Prescription Chart opens in new window contains a list of exercises developed for people with Down syndrome. The list includes foundational exercises, hip strengthening exercises, visual-vestibular coordination exercises, cardiovascular endurance exercises, and stretches. 

Mann Method PT Exercise Program Prescription Chart


Learn more about the importance of physical therapy for people with Down syndrome on the Mann Method PT and Fitness website opens in new window



The Mann Method PT Principles are the foundation for GiGiFit programs opens in new window available in person and online through Gigi's Playhouse. 


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Additional information about the exercises is available in the following articles:

Strength, Stability, Balance, Endurance opens in new window

Development of a Physical Therapy-Based Exercise Program for Adults with Down Syndrome

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