Childhood Incontinence and the Pelvic Floor

No one likes to talk about it but when your child has problems holding pee and poo, it can take its toll on the whole family but especially on your child.

Incontinence in children can cause serious long term mental health problems that last a lifetime. Research shows that pelvic physiotherapy is successful in many cases and can prevent, correct and maintain many problems seen in childhood such as:


Daytime wetting


Bowel incontinence

Pelvic Pain


What to Expect?

Natalie Popkie is a physiotherapist trained in childhood pelvic floor problems. She will assess your child to determine if the pelvic floor is involved in the problem. The assessment will include questions about your child's history, bladder and bowel habits, food and fluid intake, as well as daily activities and goals. The physical exam will look at how your child moves and will also include a visual inspection and external palpation of the pelvic floor muscles. You will be involved every step of the way and encouraged to take part in helping your child both in the clinic and during home exercises.

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Infant and Child Injuries and Gross Motor Delays

Some children don't meet physical milestones for many different reasons. Dan Popkie is a physiotherapist trained in the assessment and treatment of infants and children with neurological and orthopaedic injuries and delays.

Physiotherapy can help to get your child back on track towards achieving his or her goals. These might be as basic as being able to stand on one foot or walk and sometimes more complex such as trying out for a sports team.

Physiotherapy can help children with physical delays catch up and reach their full potential! 

Reasons to call us:

Motor delays - Difficulty with tasks such as walking, jumping, running, balance and co-ordination

Retained Reflexes - Babies are born with reflexes that if not integrated can interfere with the child's physical development as they grow.

Birthing injuries - Torticolis and dislocations of shoulders or clavicles

Sports injuries - Children have different needs compared to adults when recovering form injury.

Neurological conditions - Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Low tone/High tone conditions, Sensory Processing Disorder and many more...

What to Expect?

Whatever the physical issue your child is having, Dan will assess and develop a plan of care. He often works in collaboration with your child's teacher and/or in school physiotherapist in order to compliment the plan of care.

The assessment will include a detailed history where you will have the chance to have all your concerns heard. The physical exam will include looking at things like movement patterns, reflexes, posture, muscle tone, and core control. You will be involved every step of the way helping your child improve and develop or recover from injury.