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October 5, 2015

Physical Therapy and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Posted by: childandfamily

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Gail Fennimore, PT PCS is one of the most experienced and tenured physical therapists at Child  and Family Development.  In addition to her pediatric clinical specialist (PCS) certification, Gail has specialized training in pelvic floor dysfunction training and offers evaluation and treatment for related conditions.      

There are specific treatment protocols for children with urinary and fecal incontinence with conditions including:

  • Daytime wetting
  • Urinary frequency
  • Withholding urine
  • Constipation
  • Nighttime wetting
  • Urinary urgency
  • Incomplete emptying
  • Fecal incontinence

Gail collaborates with physicians to offer a unique family centered approach to intervention that includes:

  • comprehensive evaluations
  • 1-hour individual appointments on a regular or consultative basis
  • play-based exercise programming
  • toileting sessions
  • customized patient and caregiver training
  • available consultations at the physician offices

In addition, other members of our multidisciplinary clinical team, including psychologists and occupational therapists, may be available for case coordination and patient care.

Pediatricians and specialists, such as urologists and gastroenterlogists, often send a referral.  Also, families can to call our office to get started.    

For more information about the benefit of physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction, contact Gail Fennimore at gfennimore@childandfamilydevelopment.com or 704-332-4834 ext. 112. 

Read more about Gail’s expertise here