At Inform Physiotherapy we treat children with bladder and bowel disorders. Our highly qualified and experienced Pelvic Floor and Continence Physiotherapists can help with;
- Urinary incontinence including daytime and night time wetting
- Faecal incontinence (encopresis)
- Overactive bladder
A child is generally considered incontinent when regular episodes of leakage are experienced after the age of 5 years. Most children can become continent without the use of drugs.
Discussing any issues with your G.P. can commence a management plan for your child. Assessment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist can also assist in behavioural modification, advice regarding continence aids, electrotherapeutic modalities and other suitable strategies. Medical and physiotherapy management often go hand in hand to achieve the best outcome. A dietician may also become involved to assist in dietary management. It is very important a family based approach is adopted in the management of childhood incontinence and pelvic floor issues.