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Welcome to the Continence Foundation of Australia

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

Are pelvic floor exercises and kegels the same thing?

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

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

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

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Events

Healthy habits for your core: building the foundations for a good pelvic floor, City Hall - Mount Gambier (Entry via Cave Garden), Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier, SA, 5214

16 May 2019

Southern Cross Care is conducting a series of information sessions aimed at people 50 years and over.

World Continence Week,

17 Jun 2019

Running from the 17 to 23 June 2019, World Continence Week will be celebrated right across the country.

National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI) 2019, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

13 Nov 2019

The premier Australian meeting for health professionals working in bladder, bowel and pelvic health returns to Melbourne on 13-16 November 2019 for the 28th annual National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI).

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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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