Did you know 20% of pediatrician visits are for children’s incontinence problems, or that 15% of gastrointestinal doctors visits are for bowel dysfunction such as constipation? Many children suffer from embarrassing bowel and bladder difficulties, ranging from urine leakage, urine retention, constipation, or bowel leakage. These can lead to behavioral changes in the child, leaving them feeling isolated and embarrassed. Parents become frustrated with endless doctors appointments and excessive laundry.
At Foundational Concepts we educate and treat these challenges that both the child and parent are facing. Pediatric pelvic physical therapy can help educate the child and their parents on how the muscles might be too weak or too tight, or simply that a child has poor bowel/bladder habits. Physical therapy is non-invasive treatment and can help the child overcome fears and embarrassment of their conditions.
Our trained pelvic physical therapists at Foundational Concepts can help kids and parents with:
- Nighttime bedwetting of bowel and bladder
- Daytime wetting of bowel and bladder
- Stress incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Urinary frequency/urgency
- Vesicoureteral reflux
- Bowel frequency/urgency
- Fecal Leakage
The great news is, kids and parents affected by childhood pelvic floor dysfunctions don’t have to fight alone. At Foundational Concepts we have trained pelvic floor physical therapists who can help you and your child overcome the steep hills of voiding dysfunctions. Our physical therapists will sit down with you and your child to listen to the past history of the symptoms and help develop a plan to overcome them. Education of the pelvic floor muscles, plan of care, and expectations of therapy will be laid out to help formulate the best treatment option for your child. Assessment of the pelvic floor with biofeedback and a full diet/fluid assessment will help guide these treatments which include retraining activities of the pelvic floor and bowel/bladder.