About Pediatric Pelvic Health
Some children struggle with bowel and bladder symptoms and physical therapy is a conservative way to give kids back their confidence! Physical therapy can address bladder and bowel control issues, including bedwetting, bladder retention, constipation and pelvic pain.
Our pelvic health physical therapists offer a wide range of child centered care services for the treatment of bowel and bladder issues. Our treatments are specifically designed to fit your child’s individualized needs. Our therapists understand there can be more than one root cause to your child’s symptoms and we address these symptoms from multiple avenues to give your child the best holistic care we can offer.
Our pelvic health therapists look beyond pelvic floor muscle function to look at other contributing factors to your child’s symptoms.
Our pelvic health physical therapists can provide benefits for:
- Frequent UTI’s (urinary tract infections)
- Incomplete bladder emptying
- Urinary urgency
- Urinary incontinence
- Bowel incontinence
- Enuresis (involuntary urination)
- Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
- Pain with urination
- Pain with bowel movements
About Bedwetting & Daytime Accidents
Most people think that childhood bedwetting or daytime accidents will go away on its own. That their child will wake up one morning and like “magic”, it never happens again… But then 6 months later you’re still living with daily bed sheet cleaning or running to school with a fresh set of clothes.
One scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic is when people go to their Doctor about their child’s bedwetting and daytime soiling and are not offered anything to help and told that “your child will outgrow it”. Then a year later you return to the doctor with the same complaints since things have not changed or have gotten worse instead.
What Can You Do To Get Rid of My Child's Bedwetting & Daytime Accidents?
- First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that it will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse
- Next, do the RIGHT exercises – sometimes children do not utilize their pelvic floor muscles appropriately. A Specialty Trained Pelvic Floor Doctor of Physical Therapy can teach your child about their bowel and bladder function and how the muscles are supposed to work to keep them continent.
- Is Your Child Pooping Regularly – understanding your child’s bowel pattern is important in understanding the underlying cause of their bedwetting and daytime soiling. A Specialty Trained Pelvic Floor Doctor of Physical Therapy can review a poop chart with you and your child and provide guidelines and activities for good bowel bladder health.
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is proven to help children with bedwetting and daytime accidents.