Chapter 6 – The Bladder and the Pelvic Floor


Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome information sheet

Therapeutic guidelines

Interstitial Cystitis Association

Family Planning NSW fact sheets:

The pelvic floor  Pelvic floor awareness

Kidney Health Australia fact sheets

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health – many resources including fact sheets, webinars and website information

Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria – fact sheets in different languages on Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Bladder Test, Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder Training

Continence Foundation of Australia

Bladder Management Problems and Self-Assessment Questionnaire Bladder Diary

Pelvic floor first

National Continence Helpline – phone: 1800 330 066 (free call) – directory of local services including physiotherapists and continence nurses

Australia Dept of Social Services Bladder and Bowel – useful information for patients and Health Professionals, including information about the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS), fact sheets in a variety of languages and the national public toilet map

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guide:

Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Management 

UroGynaecological Society of Australasia – patient resources

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare fact sheets:

Treatment Options for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment options for Stress Urinary Incontinence Transvaginal Mesh

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Telephone interpreter service – phone: 131 450

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