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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.
Our continence experts answers some frequently asked questions about pelvic floor health.
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.
The Continence Foundation of Australia’s Community Health Promotion Grants support community-focused organisations to run local bladder and bowel promotion activities and events. The second round of 2018 recipients has been announced.
The Foundation made two submissions to the Australian Government Department of Health in response to a call for public consultation on the Draft National Men’s and Women’s Health Strategies 2020-2030.
Continence Foundation member and Brisbane researcher, Dr Prabha Lakhan, has received an Australian Bladder Foundation grant to conduct the study: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women attending an Indigenous primary healthcare clinic and their experiences of management of urinary incontinence.
National Continence Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.
Getting through prostate cancer truly seems hard enough, but many men find urine leakage is the biggest challenge they must cope with during the recovery process. The loss of self-esteem and stigma attached to incontinence stops them from seeking help and discussing it with people in their lives—including family and friends.
Janie Thompson is the immediate past President of the Continence Nurses Society Australia and has over 20 years experience as a Nurse Continence Specialist. She works for Alfred Health Continence Service in Melbourne.
Physiotherapist Stephanie Boadle intended to return to Melbourne after a four-month rotation in Alice Springs in September 2017, but she loved it so much she has decided to stay.
Following escalating media stories, the Australian Government announced a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in September 2018. We interviewed Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, to find out more about the Royal Commission.
An online continence pocket guide for the growing disability and aged care workforce is now
World Toilet Day is a stark reminder that 4.5 billion people still live without a safe toilet, including school kids in Australia.
The 27th National Conference on Incontinence, held in Hobart on 24-27 Oct 2018, was a great success. A special thanks to the over-500 attendees, sponsors and 39 exhibitors for being so engaged with the Conference and making it a stand-out event.
Former nurse and foster carer, Susanna Harrison of Far North Queensland has been named the Continence Foundation’s 2018 Carer of the Year.
National Continence Helpline Manager, SUE BLINMAN, answers some frequently asked continence questions:
A new website to help up to 60,000 Australian teenagers with bladder and bowel problems, was launched today at the National Conference on Incontinence.
The 2017-2018 financial year saw 27,623 calls for help to the National Continence Helpline. We’ve gathered the statistics on caller satisfaction, referrals and caller type.
Incontinence has a profound effect on the mental health of over five million Australians who are today living with bladder and bowel control problems.
Ever wondered if your doctor or health specialist truly understands the debilitating effect incontinence has on your life? Associate Professor Michael Murray does. We spoke with him about his own compelling, very personal post-surgery story.
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Last Updated: Sun 17, May 2020
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020