Pediatric Pelvic Floor
Pediatric pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on treating children with pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that span the bottom of the pelvis and support the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Dysfunction in these muscles can cause a variety of issues for children, including:
Bedwetting & daytime incontinence: Children may experience urinary leakage or have difficulty controlling their bladder due to weakness or dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles.
Constipation: Dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles can lead to difficulty with bowel movements, including chronic constipation.
Pelvic pain: Children may experience pain in the pelvic region due to muscle tension or nerve irritation in the pelvic floor muscles.
Pediatric pelvic floor physical therapy can help address these issues and improve overall muscle function and coordination in the pelvic region. Treatment may involve techniques such as manual therapy, biofeedback, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and behavioral modifications. Treatment plans are individualized for each child based on their specific needs and goals,