Do you really need a disposable?

Nowadays, there are tons of options when it comes to managing incontinence and light bladder loss. But how do you choose between disposable and reusable? Here are a few things to consider: Cost Environmental Impact Effectivity Comfort...


Bringing Aged Care and Child Care together

Intergenerational care programs are proving to be a fabulous and popular program as many projects are finding positives in bringing the two together. Studies are also showing that the continued use of intergenerational care programs being combined...

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Using your NDIS plan more flexibly

Many people are still trying to navigate their NDIS funding. With this can come the good, the confusing but most importantly, the chance to use your plan your way...Don’t be scared to think outside the box and ask the questions as you find what is...

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Why we need to talk about incontinence

We rarely hear people speak about incontinence. But the condition, the involuntary loss of urine or faecal matter, is frighteningly common. Which begs the question, why are we not having open discussions? Incontinence does not discriminate. It...

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The mystery of the pelvic floor

When becoming an adult, it’s been impossible to avoid hearing about the importance of a strong pelvic floor and stumbling upon dozens of articles. The message is crystal clear: a healthy pelvic floor deserves a place on my list of things to worry...

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What Makes A Good Bed Pad?

Choosing a bed pad can be a tedious task. Reusable or disposable? Larger or smaller? With Tuck-ins or without? $15 or $75? You’ve got a lot of options to choose from when it comes to your incontinence needs, and there’s one agency that aims to...

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Can grand parents play a role in swim lessons?

When it comes to water safety and the importance of swimming lessons in the early years, you really only have to listen to one person: champion swim coach Laurie Lawrence.  In a recent article, Mr Lawrence said, “The report from R...

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Urinary Incontinence - are you dealing with it?

Urinary Incontinence - are you dealing with it?  You can imagine that at Conni, we take phone calls and emails from people living with it, we visit nursing conferences with experts helping to improve it and we are always listening to how ou...

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2016 Conni Awards Winners

Conni's own Suze Callahan flew to Adelaide last week for the annual CoNSA conference to deliver the 2016 Conni Award. A great time as always catching up with the clinicians and catching up with the goss!   CONGRATULATIONS TO Janie Thompson, ...

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Incontinent? How are you coping with your mental health?

It's ok to feel many emotions when dealing with change. Some changes however, like working out how to manage incontinence in your life can command a sense of hopelessness eventually leading to many forms of depression. Eventually you may withdraw...

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No need for embarrassment for new mums

Research in the UK has suggested that 4 out of every 10 post-natal women are feeling embarrassment over talking about urinary incontinence, or "light bladder leakage". At Conni, we know and understand that some LBL is a normal and natural p...

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Why Men should be training their Pelvic Floor Muscle.

Men who are living with stress/urge incontinence will find pelvic floor muscle training can help. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the...

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Elderly calling the shots

With the roll out of the NDIS in Victoria and parts of Australia, consumers are being empowered to take charge of their own care needs. At Conni we think this provides wonderful choices for people who whilst may need assistance, care and suppo...

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Your bladder and your diet

Did you know that your diet can have a substantial impact on the health of your bladder? This wonderful article by Elizabeth Houser, MD sheds light on what we can do in order to assist in keeping a healthier bladder. Turns out that ther...

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