oiling Solutions®was founded in 1998 by Robert W. Collins, PhD, PC, a behavioral medicine oriented psychologist who validated the specific mechanism underlying the bedwetting (enuresis) alarm.
However, his interest was quickly diverted to soiling issues or Encopresis where the reactions are much more intense and distressing for everyone concerned. Feces are a smelly, very offensive, disease-bearing body product. Fecal incontinence is the number two reason why older persons may be placed in nursing homes. Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome may be fearful of going out of the house. Children eventually go into complete denial when they cannot control it.
The frequent result is called Functional Fecal Retention, or FFR, accompanied by a megacolon or enlarged colon caused by repeated and desperate holding and toileting refusal by the child. This can cause problems with bladder function and has other damaging and ongoing physical consequences.
The present dominant form of treatment is merely “maintenance therapy” with stool softeners and laxatives offered with a hope and a prayer that the condition will resolve itself in time. Soiling Solutions® is an aggressive, home-based treatment that works much more quickly in ending soiling, lending hope to all, and leading to an eventual cure though a training process where the daily treatment hour shortens over time as the child’s body/mind takes over by a natural conditioning process.
Interested parties can join with other parents and professionals on a unique email forum that follows a step by step process described in the Clean Kid Manual. Everyone on the forum is lending encouragement and valuable insights to sustain this highly effective treatment approach. The only way to access this exclusive forum is by purchasing the “Clean Kid Manual” either from your physician or on the www.encopresis.com website.
Please click here to read an article published by Dr. Collins in the Spring 2009 issue of Digestive Health Matters.