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The short answer is yes, the terms ‘kegels’ and ‘pelvic floor muscle exercises’ (PFME) refer to the same actions and are often used interchangeably.
The Australian Government’s newly-released National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 identifies incontinence as a key health risk for women and girls.
Adolescence can be awkward, complicated and sometimes confusing, so imagine adding bladder and bowel problems into the mix. 20 year old Brisbane-based model Anja Christoffersen has a message for young people who experience incontinence.
Each year, the National Continence Helpline conducts a survey with consumers, carers and health professionals to better understand how we can improve our service.
National Continence Helpline Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.
Patricia Neumann is a specialist continence and women’s health physiotherapist and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She works as a clinician at Flex Rehabilitation Clinic in Adelaide and has a clinical interest in all types of pelvic floor dysfunction in men and women, including pelvic pain.
When you think of injuries from working out, the pelvic organs and floor muscles might not be at the top of your list. But in fact, the pelvic floor is like any other muscle and can be placed under strain.
A Continence Community Health Promotion Grant gave Beanstalk Child Psychology in Adelaide the chance to provide a free toilet training workshop.
Clifftop conveniences with a view, accessible artworks with added purpose, public rest stops that become tourism attractions – these are among the contenders for the 2019 International Toilet Tourism Awards.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government scheme that assists eligible people to meet some of the cost of their continence products.
Learn about your pelvic floor muscles - help prevent leaks and improve sexual fitness
Thanks to all who entered the Continence Support Now survey and provided feedback. Congratulations to Deanne Scriven of South Australia on winning the Apple iPad prize draw.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Last Updated: Thu 12, Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: Tue 17, Mar 2020