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Continence

& Toilet Training

Specialist advice and support for people who experience bladder and bowel health issues, incontinence and toileting challenges. 

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is the term used to describe accidental or involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind (faecal or bowel incontinence).  

Bed wetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) is the most talked about and well-known form of children’s incontinence, with 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed. Day wetting can also be a source of concern for parents. While most children will have daytime control of their bladder by age 4, it can sometimes take longer and intervention may be required to solve the problem. 

Our Continence Management Services

Many children and adults living with disability experience bladder and bowel health issues, as well as challenges with toileting. Our specialist continence team, previously known as PEBBLES, includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses who have extensive experience supporting individuals with bladder and bowel health issues. The team work with individuals, families, carers and other health professionals to provide the best in continence care. 

Our Continence Clinicians help people understand what causes bladder and bowel health issues, and how they can be treated. In consultation with individuals and families, clinicians complete comprehensive assessments of bladder and bowel function, as well as toileting skills, and develop continence management strategies to support each individual’s continence goals. 

Our continence services can be provided at home, at school, in our clinics, in community settings and online via teletherapy. Regional visits can be arranged for families living in remote areas of Western Australia. 

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How we can help

Our Continence Clinicians provide specialist advice and support for a range of issues including: 

  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Bed wetting and day wetting 
  • Constipation 
  • Toilet training 
  • Other toileting issues
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Services are tailored to the needs of each individual and can include: 

  • Toileting program development and support 
  • Management options for incontinence 
  • Prescription of continence aids (e.g. nappies and pads) 
  • Provision of resources such as charts and social stories 
  • Parent education and support groups 
  • Workshops and training opportunities for healthcare professionals

Accessing our services

State-Funded Disability Services

We’re a contracted provider for the WA State Government’s Department for Communities, Disability Services.

NDIS

As a registered provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, we can help you make the most of your NDIS Plan.

Fee for Service

Not eligible for government funding? We can provide a customised quote based on your needs. Private health rebates apply to some services.

How we work

We take a transdisciplinary approach to service delivery and use a Key Worker model to ensure the people we work with have one main contact, but access to a network of therapists.