Just because kids are small and have smaller bodies doesn't mean that their issues with leakage are not a BIG deal. Bowel and bladder leakage should be addressed early to avoid negative longterm physiological and psychological impact.
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In the United States, a study by the National Institute of Health showed 4% of 4-17 year olds were found to have functional encopresis (fecal incontinence)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles reports 3 to 4 percent of children, particularly school-aged girls, have diurnal enuresis (when a child who should be potty-trained has wetting accidents during the day).
According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about 20 percent of 5-year-old and 10 % of 7-year-olds children wet the bed.
Five percent of doctor visits for children are related to constipation, defined as less than 2 BMs per week, stools that are hard, dry, and lumpy, or stools that are difficult or painful to pass.
What Does Pelvic Therapy Look Like
Pelvic Floor Awareness and Training
Pelvic floor muscles are tricky for adults to find, not to mention youngsters. I use visual cues, external biofeedback, external palpation and lots of encouragement to help kids find these muscles so they can use them correctly.