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Welcome to the Continence Foundation of Australia

The pelvic floor in 3D

Visualise your pelvic floor and see exactly what it is, where it's located and why it is important to train this hidden group of muscles.

These 3D videos for women and men show you how the pelvic floor muscle moves and supports bladder and bowel control.

For more information and advice, phone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.

Promoting bladder and bowel health

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems. Phone a nurse on 1800 33 00 66 for free advice.

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News

‘I’m not willing to give up on running’: Mel’s prolapse story

An avid runner, Mel was in the middle of training for her second half marathon when she found out she was in the early stages of pregnancy. Now almost five years later, at 36, a prolapse diagnosis means the type of running she loved is off the table – for now.

High intensity training and incontinence

High intensity training is extremely popular, possibly because of its suggested health benefits and time savings. Exercises often included in these types of workouts are linked to urinary incontinence. What does this mean for you?

5 minutes with Helen O'Connell

Helen O’Connell is a Professor, Department of Surgery, at the University of Melbourne and the Director of Surgery and Head of Urology at Western Health, Victoria. She is a leading researcher in the area of female pelvic anatomy and was the first woman to complete training as a urologist in Australia. Prof O’Connell is the Chair for the 2021 International Continence Society meeting in Melbourne.

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Events

[POSTPONED] SA Branch Meeting, Glenelg Pier Hotel, 18 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg, SA 5045

02 Apr 2020

The Continence Foundation of Australia SA Branch committee feel that in the interests of the safety of patients and other health workers across South Australia, it is necessary to postpone the annual Continence Foundation of Australia’s SA Branch Meeting.

Webinar: School Aged Children and Incontinence, Online

28 Apr 2020

This free, interactive webinar is aimed at teachers, principals and school nurses working in mainstream and special needs schools.

[CANCELLED] Victorian Branch State Conference, Foothills Conference Centre, 48 Edinburgh Road, Mooroolbark, VIC 3138

14 May 2020

Due to the unprecedented situation with COVID-19 Pandemic and recent Government Health advice we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel the Continence Foundation of Australia's Victorian Branch State Conference on 14th and 15th May 2020.

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Local resource centres

Find your local Centre

Your local resource centre can provide information, education and advice on bladder and bowel control problems.

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