Pelvic Health for Kids
Managing pediatric incontinence
- Day & Night-time Wetting
- Stool soiling
- Urinary Tract Infections
Day & Night-time Wetting
Research shows that between 5-7 million U.S. children suffer from bedwetting daily.
By age five most children achieve bladder control. Bed wetting is common, more so in boys than girls. Without treatment, only 15% percent of children will become dry at night.
Personal / Social Impacts
There can be serious psychological consequences if this goes untreated with older children. Embarrassment and self-awareness can hinder the child’s social activities such as sports and get-togethers. This can lead to teasing and humiliation from others which can cause loss of confidence and self-esteem.
A diagnosis from your doctor is the first step to wellness. Next, treatment may include physical therapy, behavioral treatment and medication.
At the Aurora Center, we understand the sensitive nature of urinary incontinence. Our priority is ensuring that you and your child are comfortable. Treatment Sessions are always conducted by a skilled physical therapist in private one-on-one sessions. We conduction an evaluation with goal of providing customized and personalized solution that will be tailored to the specific needs of your child.
- Biofeedback Therapy A non-invasive technique that uses sensitive equipment to determine contraction strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Awareness of muscle contraction strength is the first step in learning how to isolate and control the pelvic floor.
- Health Education Learning about bladder health, pelvic floor muscles and normal voiding techniques.
- Bladder retraining/Behavior modification
- Proper body mechanics & lifting techniques
- Dietary Changes to avoid bladder irritants
- Kegels Exercises Under the supervision of our specially trained physical therapists, you will learn how to perform exercises to effectively and correctly contract and relax your pelvic floor muscles