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Welcome to the Continence Foundation of Australia

The pelvic floor in 3D

Visualise your pelvic floor and see exactly what it is, where it's located and why it is important to train this hidden group of muscles.

These 3D videos for women and men show you how the pelvic floor muscle moves and supports bladder and bowel control.

For more information and advice, phone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.

Promoting bladder and bowel health

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia's vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. We provide information on funding, referral and products. We also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems. Phone a nurse on 1800 33 00 66 for free advice.

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News

5 minutes with Helen O'Connell

Helen O’Connell is a Professor, Department of Surgery, at the University of Melbourne and the Director of Surgery and Head of Urology at Western Health, Victoria. She is a leading researcher in the area of female pelvic anatomy and was the first woman to complete training as a urologist in Australia. Prof O’Connell is the Chair for the 2021 International Continence Society meeting in Melbourne.

Pelvic floor training – a men's issue

We know that exercising your pelvic floor muscles can help bladder and bowel control, but two physios have done some research and found that there can be a happy side effect.

Caring through grief – the Fear family's story

The 2019 Continence Foundation’s Carer of the Year Award recipients are Vanda and Keith Fear, from Curlewis in Victoria.

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Events

SA Branch Meeting, Glenelg Pier Hotel, 18 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg, SA 5045

02 Apr 2020

The Continence Foundation of Australia’s SA Branch Meeting takes place 2-3 April at the Pier Hotel in Glenelg.
The theme for this event is ‘Pathways to Continence: getting there with better care’. The program includes pre-conference workshops, breakfast presentations, and a post-conference cocktail party.

29th National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI 2020), Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

18 Nov 2020

The National Conference on Incontinence is the Australia's premier meeting for professionals working in bladder, bowel and pelvic health. The 29th National Conference on Incontinence (NCOI 2020) will be taking place in Brisbane on 18-21 November. Further details at www.ncoi.org.au.

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Local resource centres

Find your local Centre

Your local resource centre can provide information, education and advice on bladder and bowel control problems.

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