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With as many as 2 in 3 pregnancy women experiencing some degree of abdominal separation, women's health physiotherapist Shira Kramer looks at key considerations for managing and preventing this condition
Menopausal women with osteoporosis are at a higher risk of incontinence compared to menopausal women with healthy bones. Recent research at the University of Montreal has found pelvic floor muscle exercises can produce dramatic improvements for these women.
If you have an overactive bladder (OAB), or if you're a health professional working with patients with OAB, you can help improve care for others similarly affected.
A recent study, by Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science found that sit-ups could be bad for the pelvic floor.
Women go to great lengths to keep their hearts and bodies in shape, but the one critical area of their body responsible for keeping them continent – particularly as they become older - is often overlooked and, in many cases, sabotaged
Older people in hospital is a new web-based resource providing clinicians with evidence based information and simple strategies to minimise the risk of functional decline for older people in hospital.
A common concern for parents of first-timers is their ability to negotiate the school toilets.
For some children, the thought of an overnight sleepover can be the cause of much anxiety. Child psychologist Chris Hardwick offers some practical suggestions for parents.
Kate Winslet includes herself in the one in three statistic, recently announcing it somewhat publicly last month on the Graham Norton Show.
Recipients of the Australian Bladder Foundation grants were announced at last month's AGM.
A recent study has found an association between increased body mass index (BMI) and the incidence of prolapse in women one year after childbirth.
A recent US study suggests overactive bladder increases the risk of falls in the older population by as much as 40 per cent.
Joe Roberts was born 10 years ago with profound disabilities as the result of a mild virus his mother, Jodie, contracted while pregnant. Her remarkable strength and leadership since his birth have earned her the 2015 Continence Foundation’s Carer of the Year award.
Just one hour of physical activity per week can significantly reduce the likelihood of nocturia in men, according to a recent Loyola University study.
Parents of children with disabilities make up a large proportion of the 2.7 million unpaid carers across Australia.
A study last year at Loyola University Chicago has found that bacteria present in urine may be the cause of urge urinary incontinence.
The lower urinary tract (LUT) is controlled by the nervous system (central and peripheral). Therefore damage to the nervous system by illness or trauma may result in disturbance of LUT function, including incontinence.
Gabrielle Fakhri has been caring for her son Simon, for 42 years. She gave this touching account of life as Simon’s carer at the launch of the Carers count special project during World Continence Week.
Listen to a special podcast on children and incontinence featuring Dr Janet Chase.
When stories about teachers punishing children for taking toilet breaks in class time come up in the news media, it’s an opportunity for teachers and school communities to be reminded of the critical role they play in shaping children’s bladder and bowel health, as well as their mental health.
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Last Updated: Tue 19, Apr 2022
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020