In Home Pediatric Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Medical appointments take a toll on kids and their family members – from time away from school and work, to the stress of the waiting room or sitting in traffic. We get it. Providing pelvic health physiotherapy in the comfort of your home eliminates those stresses, and allows your child to interact with their physiotherapist on their terms. Let them sit with their favourite toys and in their favourite chair while we work to sort out some of the challenges they are facing. Pelvic Health Physiotherapy for kids be effective in helping you and your family navigate issues like bedwetting, chronic constipation, incontinence or urgency of the bladder or bowel, and pain.

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help in the management of:
  • Bedwetting or Enuresis
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Dysfunctional voiding
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Giggle Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Underactive Bladder
  • Bedwetting or Enuresis
  • Voiding Postponement
  • Vaginal Reflux
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Bladder Obstruction
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Pelvic Pain

What to Expect from a Kids Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Appointment

Pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment always sounds intimidating for families. Making sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable throughout the appointment is my top priority. During an initial pediatric pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment, my goal is to get a detailed history of your child’s bladder and bowel problems, understand any relevant medical history, and get to you them (and you!). I will also do a visual assessment of your child’s posture, breathing pattern, and work to understand how their core and pelvic floor muscles are working. I don’t do any internal assessments with children, and am always working to highlight the importance of consent and safety. 

At the end of your initial assessment, your child will likely have some exercise ‘homework’, and we will discuss what other options might be available.  This might include: 

  • Pelvic floor muscle home exercise training
  • Tips for easier trips to the toilet and strategies to improve emptying
  • Bladder scheduling to regulate voiding and urgency
  • Constipation management strategies
  • Bedwetting management programs designed to minimize the impact of enuresis on your family
  • Education about pelvic floor anatomy, bladder and bowel function, urge management strategies and more!
Not sure if this is the right fit for you and your family? Alison would be happy to chat with you about pediatric pelvic floor physiotherapy and discuss how pelvic floor physiotherapy might be able to support your child.  

We are happy to discuss your specific needs, please reach out, and we will help guide you in making an informed decision.