Do you accept insurance? KCG Pediatric PT chose to be a direct pay practice and out of network provider to focus on our patients, not their insurance billing during each session in order to provide you and your child with the best quality of care. Our up-front and transparent costs allow us to give you peace of mind that there are no unexpected bills that might show up in your mailbox! We provide assistance throughout every step of your reimbursement process. Please contact your insurance company to verify your out of network benefits, and the process for reimbursement. Your insurance may have a "deficiency in coverage" that will allow for all costs of pediatric pelvic floor therapy to be covered.
Does torticollis fix itself? No. Torticollis is not going to fix itself. A preference for tilting the head to one side and/or rotating to one side can result in the development of asymmetrical advanced motor skills including crawling and walking. Left untreated, children can develop a preference for using one side of their body, resulting in asymmetrical strength and delayed acquisition of gross motor milestones. The sooner you begin intervention, the shorter the duration of your time in physical therapy (depending on your compliance with interventions and your child's severity).
What is pelvic floor physical therapy? Pelvic floor physical therapy includes training the pelvic floor muscles to contract, relax, and coordinate with breathing in order to allow your child to be able to completely empty the bowel and bladder, and prevent leaks! Pediatric pelvic floor physical therapy is different than pelvic therapy for adults in that our pediatric services are EXTERNAL ONLY and a parent/chaperone is always present.
What are pelvic floor muscles? Pelvic floor muscles create a "basket" at the base of your torso and cradle your pelvic organs. When they contract, they help maintain closure of the urethra to prevent urine from leaking, and closure of the rectum to prevent poop and gas from leaking. When needing/wanting to pee or poop, those muscle need to effectively relax in order to let urine or stool out of the body. We teach the ability to relax the muscles to void, and the ability to contract the muscles to prevent leaks from happening!
Why are pelvic floor muscles important? Prolonged increased pressure from running, jumping, and coughing can result in pelvic floor muscles that are unable to appropriately contract, resulting in leaks. Withholding and constipation can increase tightness in the pelvic floor muscles making relaxation difficult, resulting in incomplete emptying with bowel movements and increased fecal leaks.