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
VCRC Bladder and Bowel Clinic
The VCRC Continence Assessment Clinic is Now Open for Business!
Appointments are necessary – Consultations can be done in our clinic, at your home or virtually – We work with all age groups and conditions .
Visit our Bladder and Bowel Clinic page for further information!
How many times have you heard someone wish their incontinence could be cured without surgery, pills, injections or side effects? Imagine telling them that for some types of incontinence this treatment is not only possible, but is recommended as first line treatmentread more
With so many different disposable incontinence pads available in the marketplace choosing the best pad for the needs of you or your loved one can become onerous and confusing. Here are some tips to consider that may simplify the choices you make;read more
Toilet accessibility may need to be addressed if you or a family member needs to visit the toilet frequently because of a bladder or bowel problem.
Small changes can have a big impact, and it starts with altering physical barriers and daily routine.read more
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a relatively common, but unpleasant problem which affects the bladder and/or kidneys. Symptoms may include; changes in bladder habits, burning pain with urination, back or tummy pain, urinary urgency, incontinence, a high fever and even delirium if left untreated.read more
When I was a teenager (Terry), I was looking for a way to feel great in the white jumpsuits made so popular by ABBA (Yes, I’m that old!)read more
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.”read more