Does your child struggle with leaking, urgency, or constipation? As pelvic health physical therapists, we talk about solutions to these struggles every day.

This mini-course provides parents and caregivers simple strategies to help your child learn lifelong skills for healthy toileting habits. These tips can easily be applied and may resolve leaking or struggle with emptying their bowels.  It's important that you share your child's symptoms with their health care provider for an appropriate diagnosis. CorePhysio's Pediatric Pelvic Health Program provides expert physical therapy care for kids with incontinence or constipation.  If the information in this course doesn't resolve your child's symptoms or answer all your questions, we'd be happy to work with you and your child.

This course is not a substitute for medical care or skilled physical therapy.  

 Photo by David D. from Flickr.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Instructions for this course

    • Introduction

    • Why parents should take this course

  • 2

    Module 1: Toileting Strategies

    • The Pelvic Floor

    • Positioning Techniques

    • Toilet Activities

    • Next Steps

    • Post-Test

About the instructor

Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health Clinical Lead

Christine Eardley PT, GCS, PRPC, BCB-PMD

Christine is a graduate from the University of Montana with a BS in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing Physical Therapy for 30 years. For the past 16 years, Christine has specialized in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy helping men, women and children with pelvic floor dysfunction, elimination disorders and pelvic pain. She is board certified through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in geriatric Physical Therapy and Board Certified in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). Christine is a teaching assistant for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She enjoys public speaking and has participated in numerous professional and community events sharing her knowledge and expertise of pelvic health and rehabilitation. Christine is vested in expanding public awareness and programs that will reach out to those who suffer with pelvic floor related issues.Christine recently re-located to the Pacific Northwest from Michigan where she is now closer to her boyfriend, family and friends. She is eager to explore her new surroundings which are suitable for her love of outdoor activities, history and amateur photography. Christine hopes to fit in a few college games this year. She is a Lady Griz in cross country and track and enjoys cheering for her alma mater – Go Griz!

Watch this short course to learn some toileting strategies for you and your child.

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