Archstone Physiotherapy And Wellness Centre - 70 Hampton Road, Rothesay, NB

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Pediatric Pelvic Floor

Pediatric pelvic floor problems are extremely common. In fact up to 20% of all pediatric visits are related to incontinence (wetting) and constipation. The good news is that non invasive physiotherapy techniques can be very effective.

You may want to consider physiotherapy if your child struggles with:

·       Night time bedwetting

·       Daytime wetting

·       Giggle incontinence

·       Overactive bladder/ frequent voiding

·       Frequent urinary tract infections

·       Behavioural and diet modifications

·       Soft tissue mobilization, and deep tissue massage if appropriate

Pediatric pelvic floor problems are extremely common. In fact up to 20% of all pediatric visits are related to incontinence (wetting) and constipation. The good news is that non invasive physiotherapy techniques can be very effective.


What to expect

At your initial appointment you and your child will meet with the physiotherapist for a thorough evaluation of your child's history, bladder, and bowel habits. There is NO internal component involved in a pediatric assessment. Together, you will develop a treatment program that may include:

·       Pelvic floor muscle relaxation and strengthening exercises using biofeedback/ computer games, visualization and relaxation drills, and home exercises.

·       A bladder schedule to improve bladder habits

·       Bowel management strategies, and toileting positions

·       Behavioural and diet modifications.

·       Soft tissue mobilization, and deep tissue massage if appropriate.