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The continence team at Victoria’s Western Health has won the Continence Foundation of Australia’s World Continence Week competition for its work to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of incontinence.
After ten years of sleepless nights and embarrassing bladder accidents, Michelle who lives with Multiple Sclerosis found a life changing treatment – Botox. She speaks to Jodie Harrison.
Lower back pain is strongly linked with pelvic floor weakness. There is certainly an awareness that water exercise provides a safer choice of fitness program for these individuals
Continence Foundation of Australia is bringing renowned leaders in bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment and scientific advancements to the 26th National Conference.
Are UTIs (urinary tract infections) just part of being a woman? Something we have to put up with? By the time they turn 24 years of age, one in three women will have had a UTI, and they affect more than 50% of all women during their lifetime.
As part of World Continence Week, new data shows the alarming rate that women laugh off bladder leakage.

Working in an obstetric GP practice, the majority of my clients are pregnant and postnatal women. I have noticed there seems to be a trend of women continuing to do loaded and stronger exercises during their pregnancy, despite experiencing symptoms of pressure, leakage or bulging in their abdominal wall.

As a fitness professional, modifying exercises to provide options for women is expected during pregnancy, ideally with each client still meeting their fitness needs.

It’s World Continence Week June 19 -25, and Australians are being urged to take the matter of incontinence seriously, particularly in light of disturbing new data that suggests the majority of women affected simply laugh it off.
As part of Men's Health Week (12-18 June), the Continence Foundation is reminding men of the importance of adopting healthier lifestyles to improve bladder, bowel and erectile function.
Research suggests yet another benefit of keeping fit and healthy later in life
This disturbing account of the “fall-out” two women experienced after embarking on a strenuous exercise program at a regional gymnasium is a timely reminder why women and fitness professionals need to be made aware of pelvic floor-safe exercising.
A recent study reveals that pelvic floor muscle training can provide the same benefits as drugs for lower urinary tract symptoms
A recent Japanese study suggests that the amount of salt in our diet may affect how often we need to get up overnight to urinate.
It’s World Parkinson’s Day on April 11. While the external symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease may be immediately apparent, it is the unseen symptoms that can cause the most distress.
Young children who wet themselves both during the day and at night are more likely to have bladder and bowel problems as adolescents if left untreated, new research reveals.
The most recent edition of Bridge is out now. Check it out.
You don't need a smart phone to access our pelvicfloor safe app, because it's now available to view online.
Look out for the autumn 2017 edition of Bridge, which will be out soon.
As if you didn't have enough reasons to lose weight. Well here's another - stress incontinence!
Daytime accidents are a significant issue with one in five primary school-age children wetting themselves.
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Last Updated: Sun 17, May 2020
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020