What is Pediatric Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?
Pelvic Health Physical Therapists specialize in pelvic issues that affect many children and teens. We recognize that issues that impact a young person's ability to feel confident in their most personal bodily functions and abilities can have a deep impact on how they see and feel about themselves.
Pelvic health PT can include bowel or bladder retraining, breath mechanics to assist with bowel and bladder function, strengthening of the core and pelvic floor muscles, and parent education.
How do I know if my child needs pelvic pt?
If your child or teen has any of the issues listed here, or if your doctor feels they may benefit from Pelvic PT, we are here to help. Treatment is more effective if started early.
What can I expect in my child's session?
Your child's physical therapist will talk with you and your child to get an overview of symptoms or patterns. Your therapist will then create a treatment plan and go over this with you and with your child. A caregiver will attend every session and your child's individual needs will be addressed.
Can I use my insurance or my HRA/HSA?
YES! We are in network with some insurance companies and will be covered under your physical therapy benefits. We are in network with:
BCBS, Cigna, Healthscope, Healthsmart, Medishare plans, and we offer out of network visits as well.
Conditions We Treat
- Incontinence or leaking with laughing, sneezing, jumping, exercise
- Inability to get to the bathroom in time
- Bladder hesitancy or dribbling after the stream ends
- Frequent urination and frequent urge to urinate
- Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Daytime wetting that interferes with school, social engagement, or self image
- Nighttime wetting that interferes with sleep, hygiene, or self image
- Vesicoureteral reflux (Backflow of urine into the kidney)
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Encopresis: large bowel movements
- Pain with bowel movements
- Rectal prolapse
- Painful or irregular periods
- Pelvic pain, hip pain, abdominal pain
- Pelvic floor weakness, poor posture
- Body awareness and puberty education