Pediatric Pelvic Pain
Out of millions of children that suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, very few get help. Pelvic floor symptoms can cause a great deal of distress among children and interfere with their physical, mental and social health. Usually all kids are toilet trained by the age 4 after which it is considered a distressing problem for the child and family. A range of pelvic health dysfunctions in children can be due to weak or tight pelvic floor dysfunctions or muscle incoordination or poor day time habits. Physical Therapy has been shown to be a noninvasive, non-medicated effective form of treatment and there are been many successful case studies and research about the same.
At Pelvic Elements, during the initial evaluation we take a full medical history from the child and parent/guardian, understand their habits and behavior and beliefs. Evaluation and treatment is non invasive and clothes on. The parent or guardian is always in the room during the treatment. Treatment consists of parent education which is always the key, variety of manual therapy techniques, posture training, biofeedback, breathing techniques, bladder or bowel training, exercises.
If your child suffers from any of these symptoms, he or she is not alone:
Abdominal pain or bloating
Urinary incontinence which is loss of urine
Urinary urgency which is constant/strong need to urinate
Urinary frequency -urinating over 8 times in a 24 hour period
Urinary retention - unable to empty bladder fully
Fecal urgency, frequency and/or retention
Encopresis-Bowel incontinence, pain with defecation, inability to empty bowels
Unsure if pelvic physical therapy is the right choice for you?
No worries! It is 100% normal to have questions and feel a level of uncertainty when exploring new treatment options. That's why we are offering all patients a free, 20-minute discovery call to address any concerns and answer any questions and alleviate any concerns you may have. You should not and do not have to learn to live with your pain! To schedule a call with us, simply click the button below.
Dr. Bhavti Soni
Founder & CEO, Pelvic Health Specialist
Dr. Soni is a pelvic health expert and has been practicing pelvic physical therapy since 12 years and has been a PT since 15 years. She has extensive education in pelvic health and has been part of expert panels, global conferences and pelvic health courses where she teaches other Pelvic PTs. She worked in New York City with leading pelvic pain specialists for 4 years before moving to NJ in 2018 to raise a family and started her own premier Pelvic PT practice. She lives with her husband and 3 year old son.