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Continence Foundation joins Women’s Health Week as Community Partner

Wed 19, Jun 2019
In the midst of World Continence Week, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has announced the Continence Foundation of Australia as a Community Partner for Women’s Health Week, 2-6 September 2019.

World Continence Week – Message from Anja Christoffersen

Wed 19, Jun 2019
Continence Foundation of Australia youth spokesperson, Anja Christoffersen, has recorded a message to coincide with World Continence Week. Anja is a 20 year-old Brisbane based model, author, motivational speaker and advocate. Anja also lives with VACTERL Association – a disorder that causes incontinence.

New data reveals incontinence affects 1 in 3 adult Australians

Tue 11, Jun 2019
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%).
This new data from a nationally representative survey, shows that incontinence is now faced by over 6 million Australians and can cause serious long-term physical and mental health problems if left untreated.

Laugh Without Leaking: Share your personal story for a chance to win

Thu 06, Jun 2019
Your story may be funny or no laughing matter, but we want to hear it. Share your story with us for a chance to win great prizes.

5 minutes with Louise Owen

Wed 05, Jun 2019
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. In addition to her clinical role, Louise is a lecturer on sexual health and related topics.

Meet the Continence Champion

Wed 05, Jun 2019
Bev Killick has been incorporating toilet humour in her comedy for years, but she never thought it would catch the attention of a national health organisation.

7 days of World Continence Week

Wed 05, Jun 2019
We’re shining a spotlight on a range of continence issues as part of the international celebrations for World Continence Week 17-23 June 2019.

Activating your pelvic floor

Wed 05, Jun 2019
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.

Men’s Health Week: Men leak too

Wed 05, Jun 2019
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.

Stephen’s story

Wed 05, Jun 2019
Stephen, 65-years-old, was familiar with his family history of prostate problems and had been seeing his GP to monitor Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. After slightly-raised PSA levels were picked up, Stephen was referred to a specialist urologist who diagnosed him with an enlarged prostate. It wasn’t giving him any symptoms or trouble but as a precaution the urologist continued monitoring his PSA levels, as well as other investigations.

Does your carer deserve an award?

Wed 05, Jun 2019
The Continence Foundation of Australia is proud to recognise the immense contribution of carers through our Carer of the Year Award.

Helpline Q&A – Winter

Wed 05, Jun 2019
National Continence Helpline Manager, Sue Blinman, answers some frequently asked continence questions.

How to do pelvic floor exercises - radio interview with Dr Marg Sherburn

Mon 06, May 2019
Continence Foundation member Dr Marg Sherburn shares with ABC Radio listeners how to do pelvic floor exercises to improve bladder and bowel control.

Laugh Without Leaking: making laughter - and pelvic floor exercises - the best medicine

Tue 30, Apr 2019
The Continence Foundation of Australia is launching its 2019 national health awareness campaign, Laugh Without Leaking to coincide with World Laughter Day (5 May).

Are pelvic floor exercises and kegels the same thing?

Wed 24, Apr 2019
The short answer is yes, the terms ‘kegels’ and ‘pelvic floor muscle exercises’ (PFME) refer to the same actions and are often used interchangeably.

How your weight impacts your pelvic floor

Wed 24, Apr 2019
Wondering why body weight is often mentioned in information around incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse? The relationship is more significant than you may think.

Incontinence recognised as key women’s health issue

Wed 17, Apr 2019
The Australian Government’s newly-released National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 identifies incontinence as a key health risk for women and girls.

Youth Week 2019: supporting Aussie teens with incontinence

Thu 04, Apr 2019
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.

Health professionals have their say about the National Continence Helpline

Thu 21, Mar 2019
Each year, the National Continence Helpline conducts a survey with consumers, carers and health professionals to better understand how we can improve our service.

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.

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