Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Children and teens can have difficulty with bladder and bowel incontinence (leaking urine or stool), constipation, pain when using the restroom (dysuria) or pelvic pain. This could be due to pelvic floor dysfunction, muscle imbalance or diet.
Children who develop incontinence or pain may begin to avoid activities and isolate themselves from friends and family. Incontinence can also affect their performance during sports. Fortunately, at Cook Children's we have a team of physical and occupational therapists who specialize in pelvic floor rehabilitation. We are here to help your child return to everyday life without leaking or pain.
Therapists use a combination of biofeedback, manual therapy, breathing techniques and strengthening to address incontinence, pain and constipation. Biofeedback involves the use of electrodes to assess muscle activity and retrain pelvic floor muscles to relax and contract. Therapists are skilled in manual therapy and strengthening specifically for pelvic health to release tight muscles, improve strength and increase colon motility. Each treatment plan is individualized to your child's diagnosis, impairments and specific needs.
Our Cook Children's Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation team is made of physical and occupational therapists who specialize in both neurodevelopmental and pediatric sports therapy. Whether your child is a pianist or a soccer player, we can tailor their rehabilitation program to help them return to the activities they love— without pain or incontinence. We work closely with your child's doctor to create the best plan of care for your child.
Referrals and appointments
Orders/referrals for patients needing rehabilitation services due to incontinence, constipation, pain or pelvic floor dysfunction are sent to Cook Children's Rehabilitation Services for prompt triaging. Talk with your child's physician about pelvic floor rehabilitation or to see our urology team.
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If your child has been recommended to us, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4063.