The Comedy Queen of Continence, Bev Killick, is an Ambassador for the Continence Foundation of Australia and the face of our latest #LaughWithoutLeaking awareness campaign. Vist laughwithoutleaking.com.au for more information.
Did you know that over 5 Million Australians over the age of 15 are incontinent and 80% of cases are women? For information & advice call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66, Mon - Fri, 8am - 8pm.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems. Phone a nurse on 1800 33 00 66 for free advice.
Elite netballer, Sharelle McMahon remembers the day well. She was at a training session with the ANZ Championship team, the Melbourne Vixens when a physiotherapist used an external ultrasound to track how well the players were switching on their pelvic floor. “Only one of us in that group was actually activating our pelvic floor correctly, and that one wasn’t me,” said Sharelle.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is featuring the latest in research and practice at the 27th annual National Conference on Incontinence. This year, it will also feature a forum for people living with bladder and bowel issues, their carers, family and friends.
In this issue, we are honoured to share the challenges overcome by a Canadian kid - bullied at school due to faecal incontinence, we speak with former Australian Netball Captain, Sharelle McMahon about her pelvic floor challenges both on and off the court and we introduce you to our new Laugh Without Leaking campaign.
Do you leak when you laugh? This year, World Continence Week is 18 to 24 June and we will be using humour to overcome the stigma of incontinence and get people talking about their bladder and bowel troubles.
We will have a booth at the Australia Local Government Association annual conference and exhibition.
Save the date for the Western Australia Branch State Conference on 23 June at The Rise, Maylands