Pediatric pelvic health is a niche area of pelvic floor rehabilitation that is crucial to kiddos experiencing bowel or bladder difficulty. The most common symptoms children experience are giggle leakage and constipation. Just as targeted pelvic health physical therapy improves the overall function of bowel and bladder health in adults it is equally effective in kids! All care is modified to the age of the child and caregivers are active in the treatment provided. “Treatment” can be fun and games!
The common concerns addressed include:
- Day time bladder leakage
- Giggle incontinence/leakage
- Night time wetting
- Pain with bowel movements
- Abdominal pain
*Pediatric pelvic health begins at age 5; the age children have developmental control of the bladder and bowel.