Our PEBBLES Team provide specialist advice and support for bladder and bowel health issues, incontinence and toileting challenges.
What is incontinence?
Incontinence is the term used to describe accidental or involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind (faecal or bowel incontinence).
Bed wetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) is the most talked about and well-known form of children’s incontinence, with 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed. Day wetting can also be a source of concern for parents. While most children will have daytime control of their bladder by age 4, it can sometimes take longer and intervention may be required to solve the problem.
Our Continence Services
Many children and adults living with disability experience bladder and bowel health issues, as well as challenges with toileting.
Our PEBBLES Team work with individuals, families, carers and other health professionals to provide the best in continence care. The experienced team of continence nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists provide specialist advice and support for a range of issues including:
- Urinary incontinence
- Faecal incontinence
- Bed wetting and day wetting
- Toilet training
- Other toileting issues
Our PEBBLES team help people understand what causes bladder and bowel health issues, and how they can be treated.
As part of our service, PEBBLES continence therapists will complete a comprehensive assessment of bladder and bowel function, as well as toileting skills, then develop strategies to support each individual’s continence goals.
Services are tailored to the needs of each individual and can include:
- Toileting program development and support
- Management options for incontinence
- Prescription of continence aids (e.g. nappies and pads)
- Provision of resources such as charts and social stories
- Parent education and support groups
- Workshops and training opportunities for healthcare professionals
Our continence and toilet training services can be provided at home, school, in our clinics or in community settings. Regional visits can be arranged for families living in remote areas of Western Australia.
PEBBLES stands for Providing Education on Bladder and Bowel Health, Liaison, Expert Advice and Support.