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:
What to Expect?
Natalie St-Denis (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.