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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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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