Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your bladder and bowels.

If they are not strong or functioning properly, your child may exhibit the following symptoms: frequent urinary or bowel accidents, difficulty emptying bladder or bowel completely, frequent urinary tract infections, or chronic constipation.

 

What does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy do?

  • Helps to retrain the muscles responsible for holding and releasing pee and poop
  • Helps to improve muscle coordination and endurance for decreased accidents/leakage
  • Educates parents and children on dietary recommendations for healthy bladder and bowel
  • Provides education and strategies to improve ease of going to the bathroom

 

What can be treated with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

  • Urinary Accidents/Leakage
  • Bowel Accidents/Leakage
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic urinary tract infections

 

Who can benefit from Pelvic Floor PT? Children over 5 who can understand and follow directions and who have any of the following diagnoses:

  • Chronic Constipation
  • Spina Bifida
  • Detrusor Sphincter Dyssynergia
  • Low muscle tone
  • Autism (dependent on the child)
  • Bed wetters
  • Children with poor coordination

 

How do you get started?

  • Request a referral from either a Gastroenterologist (Bowel) or Urologist (Urinary) after testing and imaging.
  • Ask your therapist to see if your child is a good candidate and start the in-house referral process

 

Learn more about the Pelvic Floor