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Past editions

Bridge Winter 2019

Bridge Autumn 2019

Bridge Summer 2018

Bridge Spring 2018

Bridge Winter 2018

Bridge Autumn 2018

Bridge Summer 2017

Bridge Spring 2017

Bridge Winter 2017

  • 5 minutes with Peter Dornan AM
  • Incontinence: No laughing matter 
  • Keeping men in control
  • Remote health: The tyranny of distance
  • Suzanne Twelftree: Getting on with it
  • Common Helpline Questions 

Bridge Autumn 2017

  • When perseverance pays off
  • Strange but true facts
  • Innovation in incontinence
  • Hope for prostate cancer drug
  • Q&A Defaecation 

Bridge Summer 2016

Bridge Spring 2016

  • Broaching your incontinence with your GP
  • Annie's 11-year secret
  • Incontinence - reality check
  • Outdated attitudes exposed
  • Urge incontinence Q&A

Bridge Winter 2016

  • Paul Fitzgerald's story
  • All about the NDIS
  • Breaking the taboo
  • Research briefs
  • Food, glorious food
  • Arthritis 
  • Pelvic floor: Q&A

Bridge Autumn 2016

  • Carer of the year: championing Joe Roberts 
  • Josh Rudd's fortunate accident
  • Martin Heng: a road less travelled
  • Sexuality and ageing
  • A day in the life of a remote continence nurse
  • Prostate incontinence

Bridge Summer 2015

  • Trans gender health
  • Childhood incontinence and bullying
  • Weighing up the pregnancy options
  • Caring for Simon
  • Managing incontinence and MS
  • Pushing beyond your body’s limits
  • Q & A about travel and incontinence

Bridge Spring 2015

  • Grabbing life by the horns
  • All about UTIs
  • Type 2 diabetes and incontinence
  • Holding on: it's not on
  • Promoting good habits in kids
  • A day in the life of a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
  • Carer Q & A with Stephen Marburg, National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Winter 2015

  • Caring: At what cost
  • Tackling overactive bladder
  • Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles
  • A day in the life of the Helpline
  • An injection of kindness
  • Continence Products Q & A with Merrill McPhee, Acting National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Autumn 2015

  • A creative life
  • Botox vs SNM
  • Challenging behaviours Q&A
  • Focus on carers

Bridge Summer 2014

  • When food and kids don't mix
  • Losing sleep over incontinence
  • Getting a grip on prostate disease
  • Water: health or hazard?
  • Timely toilet training
  • Q&A with Dr Rosamila

Bridge Spring 2014 

  • The nuts and bolts of prostatectomy
  • Rachael Thompson - back in control
  • World Continence Week wrap-up
  • Faecal incontinence in children
  • A mother's journey
  • Speaking confidently about bowels
  • Family's business - the carer's paradox
  • Carer's tips
  • Prolapse myths
  • The ins and outs of uterine prolapse
  • Learning is serious fun
  • Q & A with Marietta Mehanni

Bridge Winter 2014

  • Managing the mother load
  • Continence and dementia
  • Adult bedwetting
  • A good call: Helpline story
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Living and loving without a prostate
  • Pelvic floor safe exercises
  • Q & A with paediatrician Dr Susie Gibb

Bridge Autumn 2014

  • Incontinence and osteoporosis
  • 2011 Carer of the Year follow-up
  • New techniques for strengthening men's pelvic floors
  • Online incontinence support forum and how to get involved
  • Kathryn Smith's 13-year ordeal with rectal prolapse
  • Toilet Tactics Kit reaches 1000 primary schools
  • Elderly care Q & A with Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz

Bridge Summer 2013

  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Children's health
  • Pelvic Floor First safe-exercises app
  • Toilet training app
  • 2013 Carer of the Year
  • Q&A with Merrill McPhee, Acting National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Spring 2013

  • Incontinence in elite athletes
  • Ballerina's hard landing after prolapse
  • What's in a continence assessment?
  • Some wee myths busted
  • Put your pelvic floor first
  • How Martin, a quadriplegic, copes with incontinence
  • Q&A with Stephen Marbug, National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Winter 2013

  • 5 minutes with
  • Sexual intimacy and the pelvic floor
  • Bladders, bedwetting and Botox
  • Incontinence – a problem in anyone’s language
  • Laughter is the best medicine
  • Q&A with Stephen Marburg, National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Autumn 2013

  • 5 minutes with
  • Speaking our language
  • A day in the life
  • Secret men’s business
  • With age comes wisdom
  • Q&A with Stephen Marburg, National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Summer 2012

  • 5 minutes with
  • Meet your continence professionals
  • At the pharmacy
  • Let's talk about it
  • In the country
  • Life lessons

Bridge Spring 2012

  • From the top
  • Volunteer abroad
  • For young and old
  • Ask the expert

Bridge Winter 2012

  • Improve your bottom line: World Continence Week 2012
  • New school of thought 
  • Class effort
  • Back on course
  • Making a difference
  • Q&A with the National Continence Helpline Coordinator 

Bridge Autumn 2012

  • Noeline Brown
  • Incontinence in the Top End
  • World Continence Week 2012
  • Prostate health
  • Q&A with the National Continence Helpline Coordinator

Bridge Summer 2011

The Basics

  • What is incontinence? 
  • Types of incontinence and their causes
  • The basics of bowel function
  • Health conditions linked to incontinence
  • Continence conference
  • 2011 Carer of the Year
  • Help, information and free resources
  • The National Public Toilet Map

Bridge Spring 2011

Weight, Exercise, Diet

  • Be a part of our online forum
  • Are you overweight?
  • Why is your BMI important?
  • Weight, exercise and diet
  • Health conditions linked to bladder and bowel problems
  • Pelvic floor safe exercise
  • Exercise, food and fluids: the continence connection
  • Strategies for bladder and bowel health: top ten tips and advice
  • Information and help
  • Who to talk to
  • More information online: websites to visit
  • The National Public Toilet Map

Bridge Winter 2011

Pelvic floor fitness: special edition

  • Your pelvic floor muscles (PFMs): The basics
  • Who is at risk?
  • A checklist to put your Pelvic Floor First
  • Talk to your exercise professional
  • A pelvic floor message for men
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle mini-poster
  • How to do PFM exercises
  • One woman's story
  • What is stress urinary incontinence?
  • The benefits of getting (and staying) fit
  • Information and help

Bridge Autumn 2011

Put Your Pelvic Floor First 

  • Your pelvic floor muscles: The PFM basics
  • What is stress urinary incontinence?
  • The PFM workout guide
  • What is a prolapse?
  • The PFM exercise routine
  • Getting the technique right
  • Protect your pelvic floor muscles
  • A guide to exercising safely

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