When most people hear the term ‘muscle tone’ they immediately picture something to do with bodybuilding or other professional athletic endeavors. However, the medical definition of muscle tone has very little connection to the large and bulky physiques you may be imagining. Hypotonia, or diminished muscle tone, is a medical condition in which a person exhibits a lack of tension or resistance in their body’s musculature for one reason or another. This condition can cause many difficulties in performing the simple, day to day tasks of life and therefore qualifies for Canadian Disability Benefits in most cases.
What is Hypotonia?
As mentioned above, Hypotonia is a medical condition characterized by a lack of muscle tone and may be linked to one or more of a large variety of underlying causes. As such a wide ranging condition, Hypotonia can vary greatly from one case to another and may be present at birth as is the case with ‘floppy baby syndrome’ or developed later in life through exposure to certain toxins or as a symptom of a more serious condition such as muscular dystrophy.
Fortunately, Hypotonia can be treated in the majority of cases if steps are taken at an early enough stage to introduce physical and occupational therapy in addition to treatment of any underlying conditions. The flip side of that coin however, is the fact that therapists and the other specialists required for the proper treatment of Hypotonia are not cheap and their services may be required for an extended period of time. Canadian Disability Benefits can help you through this difficult time in your life by handling the complicated Canadian Disability Tax Credit application process on your behalf at no cost to you until after you receive your benefits.
Symptoms of Hypotonia
As the medical term for a lack of muscle tone, hypotonic people experience exactly the type of symptoms one might imagine. In most cases these include physical developmental delays, trouble speaking, hypermobile joints, poor reflexes and fatigue. Thankfully, between treatment of the underlying causes of Hypotonia and early introduction of physical and occupational therapy, most patients can eventually either increase their muscle tone or learn to at least compensate for the most severe of their symptoms.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
Canadian Disability Benefits can provide you with decades of experience in the tax and financial fields in order to help you through the long and arduous process of applying for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program. We do this for you at no charge until after you collect your benefits and then with the most competitive rates in the industry. Contact us today in order to get started on the road to your financial future.