Unique Therapy for Children with Bladder and Bowel Issues
Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness specializes in helping kids with bowel and bladder issues. Complications that happen during potty training can result from a condition called pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur in anyone. But in children, it can affect quality of life and self-esteem.
Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Our clinic is one of only a few in the area to offer biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction in kids. Our clinicians take time to educate you on this unique and effective technique. The environment is safe and nurturing. If your child has any of the following symptoms, biofeedback may be a solution for you.
- Urinary incontinence (loss of urine)
- Urinary urgency (constant/strong need to urinate)
- Urinary frequency (urinating over 8 times in a 24-hour period)
- Urinary retention (not fully emptying bladder)
- Urinary pain
- Fecal urgency (constant/strong need to defecate)
- Fecal frequency
- Fecal retention (not fully emptying bowels)
- Bowel incontinence (defecation leakage)
- Defecation pain
- Diarrhea with or without soiling or staining
- Excessive gas
- Abdominal bloating
How does biofeedback work?
We place a sticker on your child’s skin in the pelvic region. That sticker connects to a biofeedback monitor with a screen. Next, we ask your child to contract, relax and bulge their pelvic floor. The biofeedback screen will give them immediate feedback as to whether they have activated the correct muscles. This immediate feedback helps your child regain control of his or her pelvic floor.
Biofeedback is also helpful for constipation issues. It teaches your child how to relax and lengthen the pelvic floor to allow stool to pass easily. Kids actually enjoy receiving immediate feedback on the biofeedback screen as it confirms that they are activating the right muscles.
Contact us today to find out if your child is a candidate for biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction.
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- John A.
“Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome...
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If you are looking for a private, personalized and professional physical therapist, Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness is the choice for you. Both Chris and Mary Kelly are knowledgeable, caring and dedicated. I arrived with severe pain and difficulty walking and standing and have shown...
- Barbara W.
Intense discomfort in the hip area made walking difficult and disallowed my main hobby: golf. Chris Kelly, through careful listening and knowledgeable probing questions, discovered the true source of the pain and created a regime to treat the offending area as well as promote flexibility and...
- Stephen Frost
I saw Chris Kelly for physical therapy after an ACL injury and was really pleased with the quality of care that I received. As an active person, it was very important to me to be able to return to all the things I had done prior to the injury. Chris treated me as a partner in my care and made my...
- Rose Ann D.
Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome his...
- Kathy M.
I came to physical therapy with a skeptic view as to its benefits having had prior experiences that didn’t always work out with other injuries. Following my podiatrist’s recommendation, I went to see Chris, gave PT another chance, and was thrilled by the results. I arrived...
My daughter first began seeing Mary Kelly at the age of 16 months, after her first of four major orthopaedic surgeries. It was clear in the beginning that Mary is no ordinary physical therapist. Over the four years that my daughter has been Mary’s client we have always found her to be a kind,...
- Shelby M.
You feel all their efforts are directed toward resolving your problem. They’re some of the BEST in physical therapy. I would definitely recommend patients to them for treatment. ...
- Mary C.
Chris and Mary provide a very caring and motivating environment for the patients. They also instill a very collaborative approach that benefits the patient. Highly skilled in their respective specialties with the ultimate goal of helping you. ...
- Karin H.
Our team of therapists provides clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.
Our therapists offer their clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.