Physical Therapy for
Constipation and Incontinence?
Yes, we can help!
We have muscles in our pelvis, called the pelvic floor, that help us control our bowel and bladder functions. Sometimes our muscles don't behave as they should which can affect your child's ability to urinate and have bowel movements. Sometimes the muscles are weak, sometimes they can be overactive, and sometimes they don't know how to coordinate with other muscles in the body. But it isn't just the pelvic floor muscles that contribute to bowel and bladder dysfunction. Core strength, posture, and even breathing can play a significant role as well. When weakness or altered patterns of movement are not addressed, they can cause bowel and bladder dysfunction, sometimes into adulthood.
When a child has constipation or leaks urine or feces, this can have a major impact on their daily life. Their confidence can be greatly affected and this can cause anguish at home. It is hard to know what to do and that is where we can help. Here at Peace Physical Therapy our goal is to help your child reach their body's full potential and bring peace back to your home. Let us help you get started today.
WHAT WE CAN HELP WITH
-Encopresis (bowel incontinence)
-Pain with bowel movements
-Stress Incontinence (leaking of urine)
-Urinary retention (inability to empty bladder)
-Abdominal Pain or spasms
HOW WE ASSESS & TREAT
- Medical history intake
- Assessment of your child's posture and breathing patterns
- Muscle strength testing
- External visual perineal observation
- Assessment with use of Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
Treatment options include
-Personalized exercise program including stretching and strengthening
-Education on behavior modifications
-External biofeedback through use of video game
-Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging
-Titration ( with written MD approval)
-Rectal balloon training
Rehabilitative Ultrasound & Biofeedback