Author Archive | Shannon Forrestall, PT

Welcome, Erin DeVoy DPT

Our Pelvic Wellness Center office in Salem is excited to welcome Erin DeVoy, DPT to our team! Erin brings many years of experience working with a variety of pelvic floor and pregnancy related conditions. With Erin on board, we will be expanding our office hours to Saturday appointments. If you would like to schedule an […]

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Pelvic Wellness Center Welcomes Erin DeVoy, DPT!

Erin DeVoy, DPT joins Pelvic Wellness Center at our Eugene Physical Therapy office Pelvic Wellness Center is excited to welcome another talented pelvic physical therapist to the team! Erin DeVoy, DPT is a doctorate graduate of physical therapy from Pacific University.  Within a year after graduating, Erin began pursuing her specialty in women’s health and […]

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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.

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Helping children with anxiety of public, school bathrooms

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. Yes, sometimes children may not […]

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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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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 school-aged child. Q: My child is a creature of habit. She’s having some “issues” with […]

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