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Kids at Camp: Supporting good ‘potty habits’ when routines change

During the school year, your child may have mastered a routine that encouraged good “potty habits,” reducing or eliminating issues with daytime wetting. But what happens when routines are broken – when school’s out for summer and your child’s signed up for day programs and/or youth camps? According to Judy Abel, owner and physical therapist […]

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An in-depth look at possible diagnoses for your child’s bedwetting, bladder and bowel problems

In our previous blog, we listed some possible medical causes for your child’s bladder and bowel problems. Today, we will go into more depth of some of these diagnoses, what they mean, and how you can make sense of this medical terminology. Just remember, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a […]

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Children and “accidents”: What’s causing urinary problems?

We’ve been discussing children and accidents to great lengths over the last few months. Children who experience bladder problems after the age of 5 may also experience social anxiety, loss of self-esteem, and the confidence to participate in activities with their peers. We’ve talked a lot about helping your child cope at school and discussed […]

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Pediatric Physical Therapy can help with bedwetting

Not many people know that Pediatric Physical Therapy can help with bedwetting. In the traditional sense, physical therapy is associated with rehabilitation after injury. Physical therapists specializing in the pelvic floor are highly qualified healthcare providers who are dedicated to helping their patients overcome some less talked about issues, like incontinence. Here at Pelvic Wellness […]

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Common beverages can trigger bladder irritation, ‘accidents’ and bedwetting in kids

This month’s press release for Pelvic Wellness Center: Drinking less during the day reduces the likelihood of childhood “accidents” and bedwetting, right? Not necessarily, say Judy Abel and Shannon Forrestall, physical therapists and co-owners of Pelvic Wellness Center in Eugene and Salem. “We find that a lot of kids we work with who deal with incontinence […]

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Pediatric Incontinence and Physical Therapy Case Study

This is an interesting case study example of a successful physical therapy treatment for  pediatric daytime urinary incontinence/enuresis.  Bedwetting (nighttime or nocturnal enuresis) is often an issue with these kids as well and treatment from a trained pediatric pelvic physical therapist has been proven as a very effective way to  resolve these emotional and physical […]

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Press Release: Treating Child Bedwetting and Bladder Control through Physical Therapy

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2013 Oregon Program Treats Child Bedwetting and Incontinence through Physical Therapy EUGENE, OR – For years, physical therapists Judy Abel and Shannon Forrestall, co-owners of the Pelvic Wellness Center in Eugene and Salem, have treated adults experiencing a variety of pelvic dysfunction issues. Along the way, they came to recognize a […]

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Pediatric Incontinence Explained-Physical Therapy Can Help

While most people associate incontinence with adults, many children are affected by incontinence as well. Children can lose control of their bladder, which can result in accidental urination. This can occur both during the day and at night (bed-wetting). The National Institute of Health published an informative article explaining urinary incontinence in children. Click Here […]

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