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Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Enuresis

presented by Dawn Sandalcidi

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Enuresis is a significant problem for children and their families, effecting five to seven million children in the United States. This course outlines the role of rehabilitation professionals in assessing and treating enuresis. The course begins by describing the prevalence and effects of enuresis, including comorbidities and the consequences for children. The course then explains the process for assessing for enuresis via urolog and implementing behavior modification, charting, and conditioning to address the problem. The course concludes by reviewing an in-depth example of a real patient.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD

    Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain), orthopedic manual therapy, and TMJ treatment. She is the leading expert in the field of pediatric incontinence in physical therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy since 1992 both nationally and internationally. Dawn is certified by the Biofeedback Institute of America for pelvic muscle biofeedback treatment. Dawn has actively been treating patients for the past 32 years and owns a private practice in Denver, Colorado, develops educational materials for health care providers through Progressive Therapeutics and provides consulting services through Physical Therapy Specialists. In addition she is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University Department of Physical Therapy in Denver, CO where she teaches pelvic muscle dysfunction/ women’s health physical therapy, as well TMJ. Dawn received her degree in physical therapy in 1982 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She participated in extensive international postgraduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities in Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. In 1992, Dawn completed an additional two-year residency to become a certified instructor of the Mariano Rocabado techniques for the spine, pelvis and craniomandibular joints (RCMT). Dawn also received her BCB-PMD Board Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Understanding Enuresis

    1. Understanding Enuresis

    This chapter introduces the problem of enuresis, including its prevalence, effects, and comorbidities. This chapter also explains how to assess for enuresis and provides instructions for behavior modification and other effective interventions.

  2. Case Example

    2. Case Example

    The second chapter of this course describes a real-world case example of a child experiencing enuresis, including wetness charting and specific behavioral management. This chapter also provides resources for clinicians and families.

  3. Learning Assessment

    3. Learning Assessment

    Test your knowledge with this quiz covering concepts discussed throughout the course via real world patient examples.