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Pediatric Pelvic Pain

Out of millions of children who 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 of 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 muscle incoordination or poor daytime 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, understanding their habits behavior, and beliefs. Evaluation and treatment are noninvasive 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, a variety of manual therapy techniques, posture training, biofeedback, breathing techniques, bladder or bowel training, and exercises. 

If your child suffers from any of these symptoms, he or she is not alone:

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • 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

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About 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.

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