We are pleased to announce that we will now be offering pelvic floor physical therapy for children in the Upstate area of South Carolina. We are very excited about this new offering and have worked hard over the past few months preparing our clinic space to accommodate children. Our PTs have also attended advanced training through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to learn about to apply our knowledge of treating adults with PFD to children! Our PTs are trained in working with children experiencing:
- Urinary incontinence (loss of urine)
- Enuresis (Night-time incontinence)
- Urinary urgency and frequency
- Urinary retention or voiding dysfunction (difficulty emptying)
- Constipation (including pain with and/or difficulty emptying bowels)
- Diarrhea (with and without leaking)
- Constipation with fecal soiling
- Chronic abdominal pain
We recognize that working with children requires unique considerations, and we strive to provide a comfortable setting where children and their parents can work together with their physical therapist to address their concerns. Our goal is to make Pelvic PT fun and interactive for children, and we use games, books, and prizes to help create the perfect environment for children to reach their goals.
Our physical therapy plans often will include:
- Thorough evaluation of medical history, diet, sleeping patterns, etc.
- Assessment of the hip and low back musculoskeletal structures
- Visual (non-invasive) assessment of the pelvic floor muscles
- Animated EMG biofeedback training
- Extensive behavioral and dietary training
- Appropriate stretching and strengthening as indicated
- Specific individualized home program
Please feel free to contact our office at (864) 454 – 0952 with any particular concerns or questions. Pelvic Floor PTs treating children are located at our Patewood, Simpsonville, Greer and Spartanburg locations. Referrals can be faxed to (864) 454-0925.
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Written by: Jessica Powley Reale PT, DPT, WCS