Pediatric Bowel & Bladder Clinic
Many children present with bowel and bladder symptoms that can be improved by participating in a specialized physical therapy program. These symptoms include chronic constipation, daytime leaks, nighttime leaks, frequent UTIs, giggle incontinence, fecal streaking, and others. The most common conditions include withholding, chronic UTIs, bedwetting, and dysfunctional elimination syndrome but there are many others. Children with bowel and bladder conditions often benefit from a collaborative approach that includes both physical therapy and occupational therapy . Occupational therapy focuses on the sensory processing, fine motor, and interoception components that contribute to bowel and bladder dysfunction. They may be recommended by your physical therapist based on what a child has difficulty with.