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Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and the national peak body for incontinence prevention, management, education, awareness, information and advocacy.

Vision and mission

The Australian community free from the stigma and restrictions of incontinence

The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.

How the Continence Foundaton of Australia can help

The Foundation:

  • works with consumers, professionals, industry and government
  • facilitates access to continence support services through advocacy
  • provides evidence-based information and advice
  • builds the capacity and capability of the workforce
  • and, supports research to achieve the Foundation’s objectives.

Information / help lines

  • Call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 Mon to Fri, 8am to 8pm AEST.

    This is a free and confidential service staffed by Nurse Continence Specialists who provide advice, referrals and resources about incontinence to consumers and health professionals. The Helpline can also be accessed via the Telephone Interpreter Service on 131 450.

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Last reviewed: September 2020

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Signs of a pelvic floor problem · The pelvic floor · Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic floor problems can occur when the pelvic floor muscles are stretched, weakened or too tight.

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Modifying exercise programs · Fitness professionals · Pelvic Floor First

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to exercise, so if you have a client with, or at risk of, pelvic floor problems, it's important to tailor their exercise program to suit their needs.

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Menopause and Incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia

Menopause and Incontinence. There are a few ways that menopause can impact on your bladder and bowel control. These include:

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Bedwetting alarms and medication | Continence Foundation of Australia

There are products and medications available that can help your child with bedwetting.

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06 Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Women | Continence Foundation of Australia

06 Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Women Type Brochure PDF Share View Cart Download 40

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Skin Care and Incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia

Skin Care and Incontinence Type Booklet PDF Share Download 40

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Bristol Stool Chart | Faecal | Continence Foundation of Australia

There are seven types of stools (faeces) according to the Bristol Stool Chart. The Bristol Stool Chart or Bristol Stool Scale is a medical aid designed to classify faeces into seven groups.

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What to do about UTIs | Continence Foundation of Australia

Urinary tract infections (UTI) can interfere with daily life, intimacy and even land you in hospital. What exactly are they and how can you try and avoid the nasty symptoms?

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Modifying the plank · Core exercises · Pelvic Floor First

How to modify the plank to make it safe for your pelvic floor

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Pregnancy Plan app to help keep you dry | Continence Foundation of Australia

The statistic is confronting: 1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby wet themselves. But don’t despair, pelvic floor muscle exercises during pregnancy may help you stay dry.

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