Physical Therapy (PT) is focused on any problems with movement that cause functional limitations.
Physical therapy can address poor muscle tone, balance and coordination. A physical therapist will start by evaluating the developmental level and abilities of the child. Once they identify the individual’s challenges, the physical therapists design activities that target those areas.
Physical therapy might include assisted movement, various forms of exercise, and use of orthopedic equipment.
Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehab
The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program is designed for children who continue to have episodes of daytime urinary leaks beyond the typical age of potty training. Problems with bladder and bowel control are common and affect children of all ages causing embarrassment, anxiety, discomfort and frustration. In addition, multiple urinary tract infections may be a common occurrence for these children. Children and adolescents with bladder and bowel dysfunction may or may not have completed potty training.
Diagnosis of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction may include any of the following and may occur independently or in conjunction with other medical diagnosis:
What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation works to strengthen and coordinate the muscles that control the bladder. This program also educates you and your child on anatomy of the urinary tract system and strategies to avoid urinary leaks.
What are the possible benefits of the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation program?
The goal of the pelvic floor program is for each child to improve and/or achieve independent bladder control. Your child will gain knowledge of their urinary tract system and diet related issues. They will also gain improved self-esteem, confidence and the increased ability to participate in social activities such as sleep-overs.
Examples of the services that our SLPs provide include:
Because everyone is different, our SLPs individualize the treatment techniques that they use in order to suit the unique needs of each patient.
During your initial evaluation with an SLP, you will be asked several questions about previous medical and developmental histories. Depending on the reason for your visit, you or your child will likely be asked to participate in a variety of formal and informal assessments. The SLP may then recommend therapy for either 1 or 2 days per week and will also work with you to develop a set of goals for therapy.