Pediatric Pelvic Pain & Incontinence
The causes of incontinence in children are often very different than what causes incontinence in adults. While adults have often been continent at one point in their lives, and then later became incontinent because of various reasons, children may never have been fully continent. Children may have either urinary or fecal incontinence during the daytime, but nighttime incontinence is most common.
One study found that 33% of 5-years-olds, 18% of 8-years-olds, 7% of 11-years-olds, and 0.7% of 17-years-olds had nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting. Bed wetting is more common in boys, and in children with behavior disorders. While many children will eventually grow out of this, others need a little extra help.
Children who are at least 6 years of age and who have already been to a physician to screen for medical causes of incontinence such as bladder infections, may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy.
At The Perfect Pelvis, help for these conditions may include:
- Exercises for relaxation or strengthening of the pelvic floor
- Coordination of the diaphragm with pelvic floor movements
- Dietary recommendations
- Fluid intake recommendations
If your child is embarrassed to go to a sleep over, or worried someone at school might find out, don’t wait any longer.
The Perfect Pelvis can help.