Bowel and bladder problems can be frustrating to parents and embarrassing for children.
Physical therapists are experts in muscle function, alignment and coordination.
There are muscles of the pelvic floor, core and surrounding area that help support the bowel and bladder. These muscles help to hold urine and feces in and then are used to help expel the urine and feces at the right time.
Problems can occur in children when the muscles are weak, tight, spasm or have poor contraction and relaxation.
Pediatric pelvic PT helps to retrain the systems and muscles to work properly and restore
We have therapists with special training to help your child.
· Have wetting episodes during the day
· Continue to wet at night after the age of 6
· Have frequent urinary tract infections
· Experience urinary frequency or urgency
· Have constipation
· Have painful bowel movement
· Leak poop (encoporesis)
· Have difficulty with potty training (after age 4)
· Have pelvic pain