Bladder and bowel control affect us throughout life. Physical therapy with a pelvic specialist may be a key treatment for children who struggle with these issues.
Conditions treated include but are not limited to:
- Chronic constipation
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary frequency or urgency
- Painful bladder or bowel elimination
- Urinary retention
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any harm in taking a “wait and see” approach and letting my child grow out of their issues?
There may be. A lot of the bladder and bowel habits that follow us for the rest of our lives start in childhood. I find that it isn’t uncommon to uncover a history of childhood constipation, bedwetting, or incontinence while interviewing an adult about current issues. If we are able to learn better habits earlier, we may be able to decrease the risk of more problems in adulthood.