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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic floor therapy is a type of physical therapy that helps children develop awareness and better control of their pelvic floor muscles to improve bowel and bladder concerns.

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Children

Occasional toileting accidents are a normal part of a young child’s development, but when incontinence concerns are frequent and the associated symptoms are problematic, as in any of the below, your child may have a need for pelvic floor therapy*:

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Therapy can be useful for children who experience any of the following:

  • Chronic constipation

  • Voiding dysfunction

  • Persistent bedwetting

  • Increased urinary urgency 

  • Pelvic pain and discomfort

  • Withholding of urine or feces

  • Daytime urinary incontinence

  • Frequent urinary tract infections

Pelvic floor muscles can control the release of urine and feces, including delaying emptying until it is convenient and appropriate. Pediatric pelvic floor therapy is a treatment approach that uses physical therapy to help children develop and improve the strength, function, and coordination of pelvic floor muscles and other related muscles.

Kids Can Do Pediatric Pelvic Floor Health Program

Kids Can Do offers a pelvic floor health program specifically designed for children. The program is administered by fully licensed physical therapists who have completed coursework and training in pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction. The program begins with an evaluation of a child’s current bowel and bladder habits and diet. Following the evaluation, a specialized plan of care is designed.

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Children in Chicago South Suburbs

Our pelvic floor therapy program includes:

  1. Strengthening and coordination of pelvic floor muscles, abdominal, hip, and other core muscles

  2. Improving posture for optimal bowel and bladder control

  3. Activities to increase overall body awareness

  4. Breathing strategies and techniques

In addition to muscle training and development, the Kids Can Do Pediatric Pelvic Floor Health program includes education and support for families.

  • Understanding body anatomy and function         

  • Behavior modification to prevent withholding or to increase the time periods for 

  • urine  

  • Diet, fluid, and fiber intake recommendations


The right Pelvic Floor Health program helps children better manage bladder and bowel challenges, easing related symptoms, so they can participate in and enjoy more daily activities.

*Prescribed by a qualified medical professional, pelvic floor therapy is often covered by insurance.

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