Caravans, cruises, community groups, volunteering, hobbies, family time, lazy coffees and morning newspaper…the sweet scent of freedom associated with the ‘golden years’ of retirement.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we've all had a taste of what life is like when you can't do the things you want to do. But for many Australians, this is their reality every day.

Pelvic floor-modified workout you can do at home

As someone who works in cancer research, I know how common prostate cancer is in Australia. But it didn’t lessen the impact of my own prostate cancer diagnosis two years ago.
Are you worried about running out of toilet paper and not being able to travel? I’m not talking about COVID-19, but a health problem affecting millions of Australians every day – incontinence.
For men, taking better care of yourself may have an added incentive. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can improve erectile function along with overall health and wellbeing.
Incontinence costs the nation more than $67 billion annually and is one of the leading reasons older Australians are admitted to residential aged care. As part of World Continence Week, (15-22 June) senior Australians are being encouraged to invest time in healthy habits to prevent incontinence.
Rachel Andrew is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist, based in Hobart, Tasmania. Rachel is passionate about women having access to pelvic floor physiotherapy and being able to talk about intimate symptoms in a safe space.
Amy, 31, found that the pelvic pain she was experiencing after the birth of her daughter didn’t go away. She was diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder and bowel (rectocele) prolapse. She shared her story with Bridge readers.
Take a moment to think about how you’re holding your body right now. This is posture: the way you sit, stand or even lie down. It actually has a lot to do with your bladder, bowel and pelvic health.