Pelvic Wellness Center BlogMay 17th, 2013
So, your child has bladder and bowel issues and you’ve decided to take them to a pediatric pelvic physical therapy therapist. Your next question may be: what can I expect when I take my child to the doctor or pediatric pelvic physical therapist for his/her first visit?May 10th, 2013
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 dietary changes at some length. You’re likely looking for a concrete explanation as to why accidents won’t go away, and rightfully so!May 1st, 2013
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 Center, we’ve created a pediatric physical therapy program designed around helping children in our community overcome the prevalence of “accidents” in their lives.April 22nd, 2013
Is your child getting enough fiber in their diet? Do you know how many bowel movements they have per week? Asking children about their bowel habits is not a common conversation at the dinner table, and arguably there are better times to inquire. However, knowing about your child’s bowel habits is an important piece of information about your child’s overall health. As we discussed in our previous blogs, your child should be having more than three bowel movements a week, ideally daily, to fall in the ‘’normal/healthy’’ range. Your child should not need to strain, and they should describe stools that may look snake-like.April 15th, 2013
At Pelvic Wellness Center, we often see child patients who are experiencing constipation and bladder control problems. This week, Shannon fields a question from a parent who wonders if the two may be connected.April 8th, 2013
Last week we discussed signs of “normal” bladder and bowel habits in children…so now, how do we detect problems in the bathroom for children who are otherwise potty trained? If your child is over 5 and you suspect problems, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Here are some things to be on the lookout for.March 29th, 2013
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.March 21st, 2013
I’ve heard of children having anxiety over using the bathroom in public places, like school. What are some steps I can take to alleviate this?
Shannon Forrestall, MSPT:
This is something we touched upon slightly in another blog post, Bladder Control: Supporting your child’s good bathroom habits while at school.March 18th, 2013
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.March 12th, 2013
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 school-aged child.