Children's Health Physiotherapy

Delaunay Therapy York offers Specialist Pelvic Health physiotherapy for children from the age of 4 years old.  We advise that you contact your GP or consultant prior to arranging an appointment to ensure that physiotherapy is the right course of treatment.

Children’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are specialists that have undergone post graduate training. They help educate children and their parents about pelvic floor dysfunction that may cause continence problems and constipation.

Conditions Treated

  • Night-time bedwetting

  • Daytime wetting

  • Stress leakage

  • Urinary frequency and urgency

  • Bowel frequency and urgency

  • Constipation

  • Faecal leakage

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Treatments available

  • Education and advice

  • Exercises to address any musculoskeletal dysfunction

  • Functional pelvic floor exercises

  • Bladder and bowel training

  • Relaxing and distraction techniques

What to expect during your appointment

During your initial appointment in the comfort of your own home, or in clinic, I will ask you questions relating to your general and medical health, lifestyle and diet. You may be asked to complete a bladder/bowel diary or health questionnaire(s) to assess how your problems affect your day-to-day life.

Following this, a physical examination will allow me to assess your posture, abdominal muscles, joint range of movement and strength. I will also assess for any signs of hypermobility (also known as connective tissue disorder).

Once your symptoms or diagnosis has been determined, I will work with you and your parents to develop a treatment program.

The length of your treatments and number of follow up appointments required is dependent upon many factors, including how chronic your problems is, your lifestyle and personal circumstances and how committed you are to your physiotherapy plan.