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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Tue 19, Apr 2022
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