Gold Coast Children and Adolescents Continence -Your Gold Coast Pelvic Health experts in mastering Childhood continence

Child incontinence problems are now manageable on the Gold Coast at Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy.

Your Child may be eligable under the NDIS for fuding to assist your child with their incontinence problems.

Incontinence problems like wetting the bed, daytime wetting or forgetting to go to the toilet are common and normal in young children. But the impacts of Child and adolescent continence problems may result in significant distress for families when child continence is not achieved at the expected time.

At Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy we understand that growing up possesses enough challenges on our children and youth, without dealing with the challenges, social anxiety, worry and fear of bowel and bladder child continence problems.

Facts about Child and Adolescent Continence:

  • By the age of four, most children have gained daytime bladder control, however, daytime wetting occurs in up to 12% of 5-17 year olds, and is more common in girls than boys.
  • One third of these children will also experience bedwetting
  • Bedwetting is a very common condition with approximately 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed and up to 15% of 7 year old children and 1% of teenagers experience regular night-time wetting. It is also common for prolonged bed wetting to run in families.
  • Both of these problems tend to improve with age but children do not necessarily grow out of it and specialist medical help is needed to help resolve this problem.
  • Regular soiling affects about 1-3% of children, and it is more common in boys. Some of these children may also have problems with daytime wetting or bedwetting.
  • Constipation is common and occurs at some time in over 25% of children.


Child continence problems including bedwetting and daytime wetting are expertly managed at Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy.

Child continence clinical assessment is used to establish the mechanisms contributing to child incontinence and will include using the latest imaging including 3D ultrasound and biofeedback technologies to understand the cause of incontinence and to develop a child continence mastering treatment.

A child continence bedwetting and day wetting mastering treatment plan includes how to effectively use night time alarm therapy for bedwetting, the importance of good bladder and bowel habits and incorporating biofeedback and pelvic floor muscle training.

Child continence bedwetting and day wetting lifestyle advice and management strategies are also provided at Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy and include how to managing sleepovers, school camps and home life with ease.



Other child continence problems treated at Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy include bowel symptoms such as cramps, abdominal bloating, discomfort when toileting and the feeling of ‘incomplete emptying’ the bowels.

In child continence problems, severe constipation is the most common cause of soiling, or faecal incontinence. Constipation can also affect bladder control including daytime wetting and urinary frequency.

A child continence bowel management plan can be developed with our child continence experts at Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy, that includes a bowel emptying training, abdominal massage and interferential and a pelvic floor muscle training and pelvic floor abdominal coordination program will be developed with the child and family to resolve symptoms.


Call us today about how to gain control over bladder and bowel Child continence problems!

Child continence expert consultations at Gold Coast Pelvic Health & Physiotherapy are Private Health rebatable and you may be eligible to receive a Medicare plan from your GP.

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