Our mission is to treat every patient with integrity and compassion, helping them achieve their health goals through hands-on, evidence based treatment. We strive to be a resource in our community, by partnering with patients and providers to promote healthy lifestyles. The importance of this article is to provide education for parents struggling with bed-wetting children.
Bed-wetting: What do you do to help children get through this?
- Education- anatomy and physiology
- Counseling parents and the child regarding voiding and drinking habits
- Toilet posturing
- Positive motivation of the child and parents
- BIOFEEDBACK – method of allowing the child to see the EMG tracing of the pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation in a fun manner tailored specifically for children
- Typical America diet lacks fiber
- Children often don’t drink enough water to maintain a healthy bladder
- Bladder irritants- caffeine and sugar
- Sedentary lifestyles and obesity are huge contributing factors to urinary dysfunction and bedwetting
- You are not alone in this- research shows 5 million children in the US wet their bed
- Every child is different and may need a different treatment plan- seek advice, research and ask questions.
- Go with your gut instinct- no one knows your child better than you
- Research shows pelvic floor therapy is an effective treatment option. If you’ve not tried it, consider it!