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Toilet training - a matter of time

Tue 09, Jan 2018
Getting the timing right is key to successful toilet training. Children's continence nurse and National Helpline consultant Janine Armocida offers some practical advice for parents.

On the TV

Fri 22, Dec 2017
Did you catch Dr Jenny King and Dr Bethia Wilson talk to ABC Breakfast in November about the National Conference on Incontinence?

What is Sacral Nerve Stimulation?

Wed 20, Dec 2017
For many people living with incontinence, Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) has delivered life-changing results where all other treatments failed. Urogynaecologist and Continence Foundation Board Vice-President, Dr Ian Tucker explains.

On the speedway of life

Wed 20, Dec 2017
The Continence Foundation says a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to retiring Consumer Advisory Committee member and former Senior Australian Of The Year, Phil Herreen who will be refocusing his volunteer efforts to support local, SA-based organisations.

National Continence Helpline – make that call for a cure

Wed 13, Dec 2017
Did you know that over 5 million Aussies regularly have bladder and bowel 'accidents' ... but most don't seek help to better manage or cure it?

5 minutes with Annette Bauchamp

Wed 13, Dec 2017
For more than 20 years, Annette Beauchamp has worked as a physiotherapist specialising in women’s and children’s health, with a focus on continence and pelvic rehabilitation.

For family, love and dignity

Wed 13, Dec 2017
The enduring bond between a mother and daughter is celebrated in this year’s Carer of the Year.

1 in 3 netballers are incontinent

Mon 04, Dec 2017
An award-winning research paper sponsored by the Continence Foundation of Australia, and presented at the 26th National Conference on Incontinence, has found that 30 percent of women netballers experience urinary incontinence while playing Australia’s most popular team sport for women.

Spring into summer, without fear of leaking

Wed 29, Nov 2017
The thought of a summer exercise regime strikes fear into the hearts of many.
But the Continence Foundation of Australia wants to help these people live happy, active lives, without the horror of leaking

Toilet Tactics challenge: teaching kids healthy habits for life

Wed 22, Nov 2017
Ghastly primary school toilets can have a negative impact on a child’s learning as well as physical and psychological health, which is why Australia’s peak body for bowel and bladder health is challenging schools across Australia to help eliminate the bad childhood experiences that start in the toilet block.

5 Minutes with Dr Kate Gray

Tue 10, Oct 2017
In January this year, Dr Kate Gray opened the first Mobile Incontinence and
Urodynamics Assessment Clinic, run by a urologist, in Rockhampton, Queensland

Jean's Journey

Tue 10, Oct 2017
A colostomy at the age of 21 was not the end of the world but the beginning of a new one. Now at 95 years of age, Jean Croxton shares some of her inspirational wisdom with granddaughter Kellie Matalone

World Mental Health Day 10 October

Mon 09, Oct 2017
Anxiety and depression are common in people with incontinence. The good news is that there are effective treatments both for incontinence and for anxiety and depression.

Prostate health and incontinence

Tue 26, Sep 2017
Author and prostate survivor Alan White shares his story about managing incontinence post-surgery

Conference early bird closes 6 Oct

Mon 25, Sep 2017
Health professionals are encouraged to take advantage of the early-bird discounts available until 6 October for the 2017 National Conference on Incontinence.

Don’t forget your carer

Mon 25, Sep 2017
If you know a carer who does an amazing job looking after the needs of someone with bladder or bowel issues, why not nominate them for the Continence Carer of The Year Award?

One in Three Women

Mon 25, Sep 2017
We recently reviewed and updated our One in Three Women booklet. The key message is that one in three women who have ever have had a baby will experience incontinence.

Education News

Mon 25, Sep 2017
Read about the lucky recipients of scholarships to the 26th National Conference on Incontinence, the Graduate Certificate in Continence Promotion and Management, the Certificate II in Continence Promotion and Care and our Core Foundations education workshop.

Western Health: winning with better continence

Mon 25, Sep 2017
The continence team at Victoria’s Western Health has won the Continence Foundation of Australia’s World Continence Week competition for its work to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of incontinence.

Bladder Botox: a life-changing treatment

Mon 11, Sep 2017
After ten years of sleepless nights and embarrassing bladder accidents, Michelle who lives with Multiple Sclerosis found a life changing treatment – Botox. She speaks to Jodie Harrison.

Sydney to host world continence experts

Tue 15, Aug 2017
Continence Foundation of Australia is bringing renowned leaders in bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment and scientific advancements to the 26th National Conference.

Your guide to UTIs

Fri 21, Jul 2017
Are UTIs (urinary tract infections) just part of being a woman? Something we have to put up with? By the time they turn 24 years of age, one in three women will have had a UTI, and they affect more than 50% of all women during their lifetime.

Bladder leakage no joke: new health data

Mon 19, Jun 2017
As part of World Continence Week, new data shows the alarming rate that women laugh off bladder leakage.

Incontinence: No laughing matter

Tue 13, Jun 2017
It’s World Continence Week June 19 -25, and Australians are being urged to take the matter of incontinence seriously, particularly in light of disturbing new data that suggests the majority of women affected simply laugh it off.

Men in control… of bladder, bowel and erectile function

Fri 09, Jun 2017
As part of Men's Health Week (12-18 June), the Continence Foundation is reminding men of the importance of adopting healthier lifestyles to improve bladder, bowel and erectile function.

Put your pelvic floor first... and stay in control

Wed 24, May 2017
This disturbing account of the “fall-out” two women experienced after embarking on a strenuous exercise program at a regional gymnasium is a timely reminder why women and fitness professionals need to be made aware of pelvic floor-safe exercising.

Research shows PMFT as effective as drugs for LUTS

Thu 27, Apr 2017
A recent study reveals that pelvic floor muscle training can provide the same benefits as drugs for lower urinary tract symptoms

Too much salt can get you up at night

Thu 20, Apr 2017
A recent Japanese study suggests that the amount of salt in our diet may affect how often we need to get up overnight to urinate.

Unseen symptoms of Parkinson's the most distressing

Wed 12, Apr 2017
It’s World Parkinson’s Day on April 11. While the external symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease may be immediately apparent, it is the unseen symptoms that can cause the most distress.

Treat incontinence in children early, research reveals.

Thu 30, Mar 2017
Young children who wet themselves both during the day and at night are more likely to have bladder and bowel problems as adolescents if left untreated, new research reveals.

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