How To Help a Child With Sensory Processing Disorder and Incontinence

How often does sensory processing cross your mind when treating kiddos? When a referral comes through with a diagnosis of enuresis, urinary incontinence, constipation, or fecal incontinence do you recognize this “diagnosis” as a potential symptom or comorbidity of something else? Sensory processing disorder is commonly seen in many of the children who walk [...]

January 25, 2023|

Enuresis in Children: Why Genetics Matter When Treating Children Who Wet the Bed

In this series of blogs, we’ve touched on the role genetics play in children who are bedwetters. In my last blog, I talked about the poor production of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) that can run in families and is linked to chromosome 22. Poor ADH causes the kidneys to produce the same amount of urine at [...]

December 28, 2022|

How ADH and Upper Airway Obstruction Lead to Enuresis in Children

Do you ask about snoring when treating children with enuresis? How about asthma, ear infections, or frequency of strep throat? What about wheezing, or if a child still has tonsils and adenoids? Are you wondering how these questions relate to bedwetting? In my last 3 blogs, we've discussed some of the primary causes of [...]

December 21, 2022|

How Pelvic Floor Therapists Can Help Children With Enuresis and ADHD

If you've worked with children with enuresis for any length of time you've seen a child like Jackson. Jackson comes bouncing out of his chair when you greet him in the lobby. He either runs or skips down the hallway. If you’re able to slow him down you notice he likes to walk on [...]

November 29, 2022|

Why Constipation Needs to Be Considered When Treating Enuresis

You’ve seen this dynamic before. You walk out to the lobby of your rehab department and see a little boy sitting next to his mother. You say his name and his mother eagerly stands and walks toward you. The boy follows behind with his head down, avoiding eye contact. You introduce yourself with a [...]

November 15, 2022|
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