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Call for NCOI2019 abstracts and workshop proposals

Fri 08, Mar 2019
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.

Helpline Q&A – Autumn edition

Thu 28, Feb 2019
National Continence Helpline Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.

5 minutes with Dr Patricia Neumann

Wed 27, Feb 2019
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.

Pregnancy Plan app to help keep you dry

Wed 27, Feb 2019
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.

Avoiding prolapse when you are working out

Wed 27, Feb 2019
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.

Grant helps toilet train kids with autism

Wed 27, Feb 2019
A Continence Community Health Promotion Grant gave Beanstalk Child Psychology in Adelaide the chance to provide a free toilet training workshop.

In search of world’s best toilets

Wed 27, Feb 2019
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.

Increased funding for Continence Aids Payment Scheme

Tue 19, Feb 2019
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.

The ‘invisible’ pelvic floor is now in 3D

Wed 30, Jan 2019
Learn about your pelvic floor muscles - help prevent leaks and improve sexual fitness

Continence Support Now survey winner

Fri 18, Jan 2019
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.

The hypertonic pelvic floor

Tue 15, Jan 2019
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.

Ask the experts at the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66

Tue 15, Jan 2019
Our continence experts answers some frequently asked questions about pelvic floor health.

Rebounding and the pelvic floor

Tue 15, Jan 2019
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.

Community Grants announced

Tue 18, Dec 2018
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.

Public consultation for the Draft National Men’s and Women’s Health Strategies 2020-2030

Tue 18, Dec 2018
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 guide for men undergoing prostate surgery

Tue 11, Dec 2018
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.

Research study to focus on Indigenous women

Tue 11, Dec 2018
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.

Helpline Q & A

Tue 11, Dec 2018
National Continence Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.

5 minutes with Janie Thompson

Mon 10, Dec 2018
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.

Working in Alice and beyond

Mon 10, Dec 2018
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.
Stephanie was one of 10 recipients of the 2018 National Conference on Incontinence Rural and Remote Scholarships. She’s seen the impact of incontinence and is passionate about continuing to help people in this area.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Mon 10, Dec 2018
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.

Continence Support Now to help 250,000 workers

Fri 23, Nov 2018
An online continence pocket guide for the growing disability and aged care workforce is now
available to help improve the care that thousands of Australians receive in their homes.

World Toilet Day, 19 Nov 2018: Every kid deserves to go

Thu 15, Nov 2018
World Toilet Day is a stark reminder that 4.5 billion people still live without a safe toilet, including school kids in Australia.

#ncoi2018 Wrap-up

Thu 08, Nov 2018
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.

Queensland grandmother named Continence Foundation’s 2018 Carer of the Year

Wed 07, Nov 2018
Former nurse and foster carer, Susanna Harrison of Far North Queensland has been named the Continence Foundation’s 2018 Carer of the Year.

Helpline Q & A

Mon 29, Oct 2018
National Continence Helpline Manager, SUE BLINMAN, answers some frequently asked continence questions:
- My fit and healthy 16-year-old daughter continues to wet the bed at night and has occasional loss of urine in small amounts during the day. She has been seen by her GP many times and has been told she will grow out of it. She is getting very frustrated with everything. How can I help her?
- I have been a very active person all my life and now at the age of 92 years old I am worried that my current training at the gym with a personal trainer may have a negative impact on my pelvic floor muscles. Is it possible to hurt my pelvic floor muscles at the gym?
- If I layer continence pads on top of one another will it provide me with extra protection?

New website to support teenagers with bladder and bowel concerns

Thu 25, Oct 2018
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.

Snapshot of the National Continence Helpline in 2017-18

Thu 18, Oct 2018
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 and the mental health of over 5 million Australians

Tue 09, Oct 2018
Incontinence has a profound effect on the mental health of over five million Australians who are today living with bladder and bowel control problems.

World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10 October 2018) is an opportunity for those people to know that there are effective treatments for incontinence as well as the anxiety and depression that commonly affects up to 1 in every 4 Australians.

Continence experts meet in Hobart

Mon 24, Sep 2018
National Conference on Incontinence, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, 24-27th October 2018.

The Continence Foundation of Australia, the national peak body for bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health, is showcasing the latest in incontinence research and practice at the 27th National Conference on Incontinence.

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