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It’s Summer, which of course means sun, beaches, getting outdoors and perhaps taking off for a leisurely road trip. If you are not completely comfortable with the idea of leaving the comfort of home (and your own toilet) then you should download the fabulous and holiday-friendly National Public Toilet Map, which will enable you to plan your vacation with the comfort of knowing where every public toilet is along your way.
Did you know that over 5 million Aussies regularly have bladder and bowel 'accidents' ... but most don't seek help to better manage or cure it?
An award-winning research paper sponsored by the Continence Foundation of Australia, and presented at the 26th National Conference on Incontinence, has found that 30 percent of women netballers experience urinary incontinence while playing Australia’s most popular team sport for women.
The thought of a summer exercise regime strikes fear into the hearts of many.
Ghastly primary school toilets can have a negative impact on a child’s learning as well as physical and psychological health, which is why Australia’s peak body for bowel and bladder health is challenging schools across Australia to help eliminate the bad childhood experiences that start in the toilet block.
In January this year, Dr Kate Gray opened the first Mobile Incontinence and
A colostomy at the age of 21 was not the end of the world but the beginning of a new one. Now at 95 years of age, Jean Croxton shares some of her inspirational wisdom with granddaughter Kellie Matalone
Anxiety and depression are common in people with incontinence. The good news is that there are effective treatments both for incontinence and for anxiety and depression.
Author and prostate survivor Alan White shares his story about managing incontinence post-surgery
Health professionals are encouraged to take advantage of the early-bird discounts available until 6 October for the 2017 National Conference on Incontinence.
If you know a carer who does an amazing job looking after the needs of someone with bladder or bowel issues, why not nominate them for the Continence Carer of The Year Award?
We recently reviewed and updated our One in Three Women booklet. The key message is that one in three women who have ever have had a baby will experience incontinence.
Read about the lucky recipients of scholarships to the 26th National Conference on Incontinence, the Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management, the Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care and our Core Foundations education workshop.
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.

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Last Updated: Sun 17, May 2020
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020