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Welcome to the Continence Foundation of Australia

Visualise your pelvic floor and see exactly what it is, where it's located and why it is important to train this hidden group of muscles.

These 3D videos for women and men show you how the pelvic floor muscle moves and supports bladder and bowel control.

For more information and advice, phone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.

Promoting bladder and bowel health

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.

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The hypertonic pelvic floor

A hypertonic pelvic floor occurs when the muscles in the pelvic floor become too tense and are unable to relax. Discover in this article what it is, what causes a hypertonic pelvic floor, the signs & symptoms, and what to do if you or your client has the condition.

Ask the experts at the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66

Our continence experts answers some frequently asked questions about pelvic floor health.

Rebounding and the pelvic floor

Rebounding exercise is performed on a rebounder or mini trampoline. Learn more about the health benefits, how safe it is for your pelvic floor and ways to modify rebounding exercises for people with pelvic floor problems.

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Queensland Branch Meeting, Blue Care, 425 Richmond Road, Carina (Ground Floor Meeting Room, Allied Health & Continence Entrance)

06 Feb 2019

Come along to our Queensland February Branch meeting and hear our guest speaker Kathy Sloots, talk about the LARS consensus meeting in Nice, last September.

Hollister are kindly providing light refreshments for this meeting.

To assist with catering, please email qld.hpo@continence.org.au by Thursday, the 31st of January, to confirm your attendance.

Darling Downs Women’s Health Expo, Highfields Cultural Centre O’Brien Road, Highfields, QLD, 4352

09 Mar 2019

The Continence Foundation of Australia will be represented at the QENDO: Darling Downs Women’s Health Expo 2019. Come by our stall and speak with our Health Promotion Officer, Agnes Kesmarki, to find out more about bladder and bowel health.

World Continence Week,

17 Jun 2019

Running from the 17 to 23 June 2019, World Continence Week will be celebrated right across the country.

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Local resource centres

Find your local Centre

Your local resource centre can provide information, education and advice on bladder and bowel control problems.

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