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It might surprise some parents to know that 20 percent of all pediatric visits are for incontinence problems in children, including nighttime bedwetting, overactive bladder, constipation and urinary urgency, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Parents of children struggling with any of those problems now have a new resource in the Upstate. Sabina K. Weaver, a certified pelvic health specialist, opened His Therapy in January and specializes in pelvic floor therapy for men, women and children.

“A lot of women experience incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse after giving birth, but I work with women, men and children who have pelvic floor problems,” Weaver said. “Problems that begin with your pelvic floor can affect people of any age or gender.”

Weaver, who has been a practicing physical therapist since 1999, said His Therapy — named for her Christian principles — takes a holistic approach to physical therapy. Although she works closely with family physicians and specialists, her practice does not rely on insurance-based medicine.

“I do that so it’s more affordable for people,” she said.

Instead, Weaver utilizes hands-on physical therapy exercises and biofeedback to strengthen and retrain muscles to function properly. Biofeedback, she explained, is the use of electronic monitoring to send signals to relax and train muscles as needed. She also focuses on postural training.

She also practices dry needling — similar to acupuncture — along with scar tissue release and myofascial release for patients with chronic pain.

Men also benefit from pelvic floor therapy, especially those experiencing prostate problems, urinary incontinence and bowel dysfunction.

Weaver, who is a mother of four, said the youngest patients are approximately 5 years old and their issues range from bedwetting to bowel incontinence.

“Constipation is a huge problem for kids,” she said. “You would be surprised how many young children need treatment for constipation.”

She said things people eat or drink can be major triggers to their problems, and she can work with each patient to determine the best solutions to those problems.

Many patients can avoid surgery and expensive medication by trying pelvic floor therapy first, she said.

“I believe in pelvic floor therapy,” she said. “I’ve seen many success stories in my many years of trying these methods. It works.”

Find out more

His Therapy is accepting new patients. It is located at 3921 S. Highway 14, Suite A, Greenville. For more information, call 864-534-1780 or visit www.HisTherapy.net.

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