Normal, healthy bladder (and bowel) habits in children

We’ve been talking a lot about helping children establish normal and healthy bladder habits, whether at school or home. But what exactly is normal? Let’s face it, there are many parents out there who do not practice healthy habits themselves! Once your child is “potty trained” and becomes more private about their potty time, you may feel a little out of the loop, making it harder to recognize problems children are having in the bathroom.

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 Read More …

Bladder Control: Supporting your child’s good bathroom habits while at school

We get a lot of great questions from parents about bladder control and healthy bladder habits. We’ll be fielding questions from you and answering them weekly! This week, Physical Therapist Shannon Forrestall addresses parents concerned about the bathroom and their Read More …

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 Read More …

Association Between Bedwetting and ADHD in Children

According to a study originally published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, enuresis is a common condition among children in the United States.  Defined as involuntary urination, (especially by children at night), enuresis was Read More …

Bed Wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis) can be cured with laxatives.

Bed wetting can be an issue for many kids, both boy and girls. A study by Steve James Hodges, M.D. Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Urology, shows that one commonly missed cause of bed wetting is constipation. The study used laxatives as Read More …