Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility Resources
Integrative Health Therapies
Guided Relaxation for Kids
Watch this video to learn relaxation tips and techniques for children.
For Parents and Caregivers
American Gastroenterological Association
AGA includes more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education.
Patient Family Education
Preparing Your Child for Their Colonoscopy
This short animation will help you and your child prepare for your upcoming colonoscopy visit with CHOP. It will help your child know what to expect on the day of their appointment, who and what they will see, and what will happen before, during, and after their visit.
Preparing Your Child for Their Endoscopy
This short animation will help you and your child prepare for your upcoming endoscopy visit with CHOP. It will help your child know what to expect on the day of their appointment, who and what they will see, and what will happen before, during, and after their visit.
Preparing Your Child for Their Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
This short animation will help you and your child prepare for your upcoming endoscopy and colonoscopy visit with CHOP. It will help your child know what to expect on the day of their appointment, who and what they will see, and what will happen before, during, and after their visit.
Guided Relaxation Exercises
These guided videos and audio recordings can help create a more peaceful and restful state of mind for parents, caregivers, and adolescent/young adult patients.
For Children and Teens
GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
How Anorectal Manometry Is Performed
In this video for parents and caregivers, you'll learn about prep instructions for an anorectal manometry exam, what to expect during the procedure and what your child will need to do during the test.
How Esophageal Manometry Is Performed
Esophageal manometry is a procedure that measures pressure, sensation and coordination of the esophageal muscles. In this video for parents and caregivers, you'll learn about what you and your child can expect during this procedure and watch as it's performed on a medical mannequin
How to Administer High-volume Colonic Enemas
Learn how to administer high-volume colonic enemas from an expert at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
How to Give an Enema to a Child
Learn how to administer a saline, mineral oil or Bisacodyl enema to a child. This video offers parents and caregivers step-by-step instructions.
What is rumination syndrome? It’s a functional gastrointestinal disorder that occurs when food that is swallowed – but not yet digested – gets regurgitated and comes back up from the stomach, through the esophagus and into the mouth.
Rumination Syndrome Breathing Exercises: Helping Your Body Get Unstuck
The best way to treat rumination syndrome, a functional gastrointestinal disorder, is with behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy – specifically diaphragmatic breathing for rumination syndrome – retrains the body to keep food and liquids in the stomach instead of traveling up the esophagus and into the mouth.
Using an Impedance PH Pro to Measure Reflux
This video is for parents and caregivers who are looking for more information about using an Impedance PH Pro, which measures acid and non-acid reflux in a child’s esophagus.
Using Biofeedback Therapy for Bowel Movements
This video is for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about biofeedback therapy, a technique used to help children learn how their muscles can work together when having a bowel movement.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
NDDIC provides information about digestive diseases, statistics, research and more, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.