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Imagine spending the last 20 years waking up five to seven times a night to go to the bathroom - the hours of sleep disturbance certainly add up. In fact, David Vine’s sleep loss worked out to be equivalent to two years of his life.
My daughter is now 10, and her troubles with soiling and faecal incontinence haven’t resolved.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been hearing expert evidence and experience from around Australia, as it continues its inquiry into the aged care sector.
The Continence Foundation of Australia has joined in the awareness activities and celebrations of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health’s annual Women’s Health Week (2-6 September). 
Resist the temptation of Dr Google with the help of our expert, Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Annabelle Citroen.

Pelvic floor-modified workout you can do at home

Pick up your mat and dumbbells - because that’s all you need for our home workout! This workout has been especially created with the pelvic floor in mind.

To customise and save your own workout, head to the Pelvic Floor First web app.

Warm up

Start with low impact cardio (6-9 minutes)

Food and dietary choices seem a world away from pelvic health, but there’s a closer link than you think.
Continence Foundation of Australia youth spokesperson, Anja Christoffersen, has recorded a message to coincide with World Continence Week.
A new report on 'Continence Health in Australia’, released by the Continence Foundation of Australia on the eve of World Continence Week, shows that incontinence affects more than 1 in 3 Australians (38%).
What are pelvic floor exercises, how do you do them correctly and how often? We spoke with Continence Foundation of Australia member, Brisbane physiotherapist Sue Croft, who offered this advice.
Louise Owen is a Sexual Health Physician and Director of the Statewide Sexual Health Service in Tasmania. She was a speaker at the 2018 National Conference on Incontinence in Hobart.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is proud to recognise the immense contribution of carers through our Carer of the Year Award.
Men’s Health Week (10-16 June) is an opportunity for men to take that first step toward regaining control of their bladder and bowel.
National Continence Helpline Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.
Towards the end of 2015, Stephen noticed dark blood in his semen. This symptom continued for a couple of months before he went to see a health professional. After further tests and biopsies, Stephen was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.
Continence Foundation member Dr Marg Sherburn shares with ABC Radio listeners how to do pelvic floor exercises to improve bladder and bowel control.
In the midst of World Continence Week, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has announced the Continence Foundation of Australia as a Community Partner for Women’s Health Week, 2-6 September 2019.
The short answer is yes, the terms ‘kegels’ and ‘pelvic floor muscle exercises’ (PFME) refer to the same actions and are often used interchangeably.
Wondering why body weight is often mentioned in information around incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? The relationship is more significant than you may think.
The Australian Government’s newly-released National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 identifies incontinence as a key health risk for women and girls.
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Last Updated: Sun 17, May 2020
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020