• Continence for Women

  • Do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise?

    Do you have to rush to the toilet?

    Do you feel your bladder does not empty properly?

    If you answered yes to any of the above questions you may have a bladder or bowel control problem.

    Women comprise over 70% of Australians affected by incontinence, with problems arising mainly after childbirth and menopause. In fact, 1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby experience incontinence.

    Continence may be affected by:

    • Pregnancy and childbirth
    • Reduced pelvic floor muscle function
    • Constipation and straining
    • Heavy lifting
    • Chronic coughing
    • Menopause and ageing
    • High impact sports
    • Poor fluid and toileting habits
    • Obesity

    Bladder and bowel control problems affect your quality of life but they can be treated, better managed and often cured. It is never too late to seek help.

    Virginia has completed postgraduate training in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and can help women of all ages to improve their bladder, bowel and pelvic floor muscle health.