Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
What is pelvic floor physical therapy?
The “pelvic floor” is a group of muscles situated at the bottom of the pelvis that is important for a variety of functions, one of the most important being to help us maintain control of our bowels and bladder. When these muscles are too weak, too tight, have abnormal tone or are uncoordinated, we see this manifest in abnormal bowel and/or bladder function. APT with specialized training can assess the function of your child’s pelvic floor muscles and utilize exercise and biofeedback to restore appropriate muscle function to improve bowel and bladder issues.
Why is pelvic floor physical therapy important?
If your child demonstrates any of the following, their pelvic floor muscles could be responsible for:
- Urinary incontinence with laughing
- Urinary incontinence with sports or physical activity
- Frequent or infrequent urination (>8 times per day or <3 times per day)
- Frequent UTIs
- Fecal incontinence or encoparesis
- Painful bowel movements or straining to complete bowel movements
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
Where can my child be screened and evaluated?
APT St. Matthew’s – Masonic Homes Campus
3761 Johnson Hall Dr.
Louisville, KY 40041
Indiana Main Clinic
1320 Applegate Ln.
Clarksville, IN 47129