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Toilet training Q&A

Thu 05, Dec 2019
Starting school can be tricky – even without any continence concerns. JANINE ARMOCIDA, continence nurse advisor working for the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66 and maternal child health nurse, shares her top tips for toilet training and school readiness.

5 minutes with Audrey Burgin

Tue 24, Sep 2019
Audrey Burgin has more than 45 years’ experience as a community nurse, and 15 years’ experience as a continence nurse specialist focused on community and aged care in Queensland. Audrey has a keen interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion and is currently employed as a clinical nurse, caring for patients attending an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Clinic in Brisbane.

1989 – 2019: Celebrating 30 years

Tue 24, Sep 2019
Since 1989, the Continence Foundation of Australia has advocated for generations of Australians, providing awareness, education and information to achieve its vision of a community free from the stigma and restrictions of incontinence.

Emphasis on dignity and choice at Royal Commission

Tue 24, Sep 2019
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been hearing expert evidence and experience from around Australia, as it continues its inquiry into the aged care sector.

Six years of ‘poo-namis’

Tue 24, Sep 2019
My daughter is now 10, and her troubles with soiling and faecal incontinence haven’t resolved.

How an afternoon lie-down helped David’s nocturia

Tue 24, Sep 2019
Imagine spending the last 20 years waking up five to seven times a night to go to the bathroom - the hours of sleep disturbance certainly add up. In fact, David Vine’s sleep loss worked out to be equivalent to two years of his life.

From the National Continence Helpline

Tue 24, Sep 2019
Our '2019 Continence in Australia: A Snapshot' report revealed some startling results on how incontinence affects people’s lives. The findings were part of a nationally-representative survey conducted by the Continence Foundation of Australia. Sue Blinman, Manager of the National Continence Helpline, breaks down the results and gives her advice.

Nominate now for the Continence Foundation’s Carer of the Year Award

Wed 18, Sep 2019
Do you know a carer that deserves an award?

Approximately 540,000 at-home carers around Australia provide daily continence support and the Continence Foundation is seeking to recognise them with the 2019 Carer of the Year Award.

NCOI 2019: The latest in incontinence research and practice

Fri 13, Sep 2019
The 28th National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI 2019) will bring together the latest in incontinence research and practice on 13-16 November 2019 in Melbourne. Join the Continence Foundation at Australia’s premier meeting for bladder, bowel and pelvic health professionals.

Spotlight on women’s health

Mon 02, Sep 2019
The Continence Foundation of Australia has joined in the awareness activities and celebrations of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health’s annual Women’s Health Week (2-6 September).

Expert answers your pelvic floor Google searches

Fri 09, Aug 2019
Resist the temptation of Dr Google with the help of our expert, Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Annabelle Citroen.

Pelvic floor-modified workout you can do at home

Fri 09, Aug 2019
Pick up your mat and dumbbells - because that’s all you need for our home workout! This workout has been especially created with the pelvic floor in mind.

Food choices to help your pelvic floor

Fri 09, Aug 2019
Food and dietary choices seem a world away from pelvic health, but there’s a closer link than you think.

Australian Bladder Foundation research grants round now open

Wed 26, Jun 2019
Health professional members of the Continence Foundation of Australia can apply for an Australian Bladder Foundation research grant of up to A$15,000 (excl. GST).

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.

Community Health Promotion Grants now open

Wed 12, Jun 2019
The Continence Foundation of Australia’s Community Health Promotion Grants support community-focused organisations to run bladder and bowel health promotion activities in their local community.

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.

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