WELCOME

The Victorian Continence Resource Centre works to promote continence for all Victorians. 1:4 people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds experience loss of bladder and/or bowel control referred to as incontinence. The majority of people do not seek help because of embarrassment, shame or thinking nothing can be done.

Our Vision: Speaking Up for Continence Health
Our Mission: Awareness, Prevention and Treatment

Bladder and Bowel Clinic

The VCRC Continence Assessment Clinic (Continence Solutions 4 U) is Now Open for Business!

Our continence nurses and pelvic floor and continence physiotherapists specialise in helping people who have problems with: Constipation, Faecal Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary catheters, Incontinence & related skin care conditions We will work with you to establish

  • Bowel Management Programs
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Programs
  • Catheter Management Programs
  • Effective continence product solutions

Appointments are necessary – Consultations can be done in our clinic, at your home or virtually – We work with all age groups and conditions – There are no wait lists – We are a fee for service clinic

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Call or email us today to book your consultation



Thank you to our Sponsors

In addition to the HACC funding we receive, the CFA Vic Branch Inc has been supported by a number of companies over the past 2 years and we wish to acknowledge them for their sponsorship.

 


Recent Posts

Lesson’s learned from the 1950s!

When I was a teenager, I was looking for a way to feel great in the white jumpsuits made so popular by ABBA (Yes, I’m that old!) I enjoyed running and cycling to keep fit but I was thrilled when my Dad gave me a little paperback book apparently directly from the Royal Canadian Air Force which he credited with helping him maintain his lean physique. (He was about 45, already ancient in my mind, but admittedly still fit enough to beat my brothers at squash) I dutifully worked my way rapidly through the levels of exercise prescribed in the book and soon mastered sit-ups, push-ups, star jumps and many other sweat inducing exercises. I developed great hip and trunk flexors, but also started leaking a little urine when I ran or jumped and developed a rather rounded tummy. I never told anyone and just compensated by going to the toilet more often and wearing a pad for exercise. I didn’t look that great in that white jump suit, although I was quite skinny. I also never realised the connection between the exercises in that little book or that the problem I was experiencing with urine was completely curable. Things got a lot better in the years that followed when I switched to swimming and windsurfing as my preferred exercise, and to be honest I forgot all about that little booklet until many years later when I obtained my post graduate qualification in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. I finally learnt that strong hip and trunk flexors would never help me feel comfortable in my white ABBA jump suit. I understood... read more

Michael Murray Award 2017

CFA Victoria is again offering the Michael Murray Award for Excellence in Continence Practice. The Award provides $3000 for projects that fall in to one of the following categories: Professional development Continence promotion in the community Research or quality improvement The award is open to all Victorian CFA members. Application Pack: Michael_Murray_Award-2017.pdf (13 downloads)   Michael-Murray-Award-Cover-Sheet-17.pdf (12... read more

The 5 Things

Terry Wesselink is our Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist – she adds to our Blogging repertoire:

As a physiotherapist working in pelvic floor health, I am often surprised by how little my patients know about incontinence. Often my patients think I will be shocked by their problem, or that they are simply wasting my time. I often hear phrases like: “I’ve never told anyone but..” ; “My mum says it runs in the family and I just need to get used to it.” ; “I’m too young to have this problem..” ; “Men don’t leak.”

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Life is full of Transitions

A few weeks ago my youngest child officially transitioned from childhood – to teenager. Being a December baby his birthday marks the closing of the school year, the beginning of summer holidays and the end of the calendar year.

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