Did you know children can benefit from pelvic physiotherapy too?
Most children are dry at night by school age. Approximately, 30% of children wet the bed at 4 ½ years of age. Fecal incontinence is also common in children. If a child has regular soiling or poo accidents after the age of 4 they should be assessed.
Pelvic Health issues can be resolved with the help of a trained pelvic health physiotherapist.
Common conditions experienced by childrehttps://www.trianglephysiotherapy.com/locations/physiotherapy-oakvillen can include:
Constipation: infrequent bowel movements, frequent movements with pain or difficulty
Incontinence: inability to maintain bowel or bladder function. Could be inability to make it to the bathroom in time or leakage with giggles and coughing
Bed Wetting (Enuresis): leaking urine through the night while sleeping.
Voding issues (eg. Dysfunctional voiding & postponement): inappropriately engaging pelvic floor muscles during voiding or delaying going to the bathroom. Sometimes as a result of fear or pain.
Did you know 85% of children had bed wetting or fecal incontinence because of constipation?
If your child is 5 or older and experiencing any of the above symptoms pediatric Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can help them get back to being kids, and relieve familial stress!
Our trained therapists create a personalized treatment plan with parents and children to better target your families concerns and improve overall quality of life. Treatment is always in a way that is fun and engaging for your young one.
What does a pelvic floor assessment entail?
Your physical therapist will start by taking a detailed child developmental and family history. They may ask you to complete a bladder diary to better track your child’s voiding patterns. A functional assessment of their breathing. Following this a visual inspection is performed, it can be performed with clothes on. Note: no internal assessment is done. Next the functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is assessed using externally placed censors.
What does the pelvic floor treatment entail?
- Education dietary foods/irritants, habit training, digestion, pelvic floor anatomy
- Biofeedback machines using Bluetooth to keep children engaged playing games with the aid of their pelvic floor muscles.
- Electrical Stimulation
- Toilet training
Which locations of Triangle Physiotherapy offer Pediatric Pelvic Health in Toronto?
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