Incontinence or leakage (urinary or fecal) in children may occur when the pelvic floor muscles are not working together with the rest of the trunk and "core" muscles. The signals with bladder and/or bowel and the normal emptying reflexes become disrupted(or "mixed-up") which can lead to a persistent pattern of emptying or lack of sensation of fullness and incomplete emptying. Leakage during the day or the night can be embarrassing for your child, and might cause them to limit friendships and activities or to be stressed when in social settings and school. It is important to remember that leakage and pelvic floor problems are not your child's fault, nor yours, and there should not be any shame! You may have been told that your child will "outgrow" daytime leakage and bedwetting, it is because of "deep sleeping", or that they are simply acting out. The research tells us that this is not the case. If you are searching for answers, please contact us. We will work with your child, you and your physician to asssit your child!
Pelvic Floor problems in children and teens that we help with:
Bedwetting and Daytime Leaking
Encopresis and Constipation
Incontinence with Sports