Paediatric Pelvic Health

Many children will experience bladder and bowel dysfunction and it is important to seek early treatment. Incontinence can be an embarrassing situation for children and families and we recognise how important it is to gain control for physical, social and mental wellbeing.

Our Physiotherapists have undergone post-graduate training to help identify and treat causes of childhood bladder and bowel dysfunction. We aim to provide a safe space for children and families to speak, learn and manage their pelvic health.

Paediatric Pelvic Physiotherapy can help children who suffer from:

  • Day Time Wetting (Stress or Urge)
  • Night Time Wetting (Enuresis)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urinary Frequency
  • Constipation
  • Faecal Incontinence (Soiling)
  • Vaginal Reflux
  • Giggle Incontinence
  • Toilet Training Delays
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Toilet Refusal Syndrome
  • Recurrent UTI’s

During the assessment, the Physiotherapist will take a thorough history and objective assessment to help develop an individualised treatment plan. This plan will incorporate the child, family and possibly others, to help get back into control of their pelvic health.

It is important to note no internal assessment is required for assessment of a child’s pelvic floor. The Physiotherapist may palpate around the child’s abdomen, back, gluteals and possibly the perineum if indicated.

A thorough explanation and reasoning of all assessments will occur before gaining consent from the child and parent/guardian prior to any assessment.

This service is available for Medicare rebates (with a referral and management plan from your GP), private health patients or those on NDIS self-funded programs.