Continence – Children

continence children


Tracy Magor-Weyland is a continence physiotherapist with experience treating children with continence issues including bedwetting, day time wetting, bowel incontinence and difficulty emptying, and teenager incontinence.

Our “Yes I can do it” program for children assists with bedwetting, day wetting and bowel problems. Bedwetting alarms may form part of the treatment
program, and are available for hire from Hahndorf physio. Children over the age of 5 can enter our “Yes, I can do it” Program. Advice and resources
are available for parents of younger children.

Treating Continence in Children: Importance and Benefits

How Physiotherapy Can Help Your Child Achieve Continence

As a parent or caregiver, you want your child to be healthy and happy. However, one issue that can significantly impact a child’s quality of life is incontinence. Incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine or feces, and it can affect children of all ages.

The Importance of Treating Continence in Children

Continence issues can cause physical discomfort, emotional distress, and social isolation. Children who experience incontinence may feel embarrassed or ashamed, which can affect their self-esteem and confidence.

Treatment can also help your child feel more comfortable discussing their condition, which can help them feel less isolated and more supported.

Incontinence can significantly impact a child’s quality of life, but it doesn’t have to. By seeking treatment for continence issues, you can help your child improve their physical comfort, emotional wellbeing, and social confidence. Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for children with continence issues, helping them improve their pelvic floor muscle strength and control, bladder and bowel training, and overall quality of life.

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