Continence Foundation of Australia youth spokesperson, Anja Christoffersen, has recorded a message to coincide with World Continence Week.
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.
National Continence Helpline Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.
The Continence Foundation of Australia is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts and workshop proposals for the 2019 National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI) is now open.
Each year, the National Continence Helpline conducts a survey with consumers, carers and health professionals to better understand how we can improve our service.
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.
The Australian Government’s newly-released National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 identifies incontinence as a key health risk for women and girls.
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.
Continence Foundation member Dr Marg Sherburn shares with ABC Radio listeners how to do pelvic floor exercises to improve bladder and bowel control.
A Continence Community Health Promotion Grant gave Beanstalk Child Psychology in Adelaide the chance to provide a free toilet training workshop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about your pelvic floor muscles - help prevent leaks and improve sexual fitness
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 statistic is confronting: 1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby wet themselves. But don’t despair, pelvic floor muscle exercises during pregnancy may help you stay dry.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Continence Helpline Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.