Activity and urinary incontinence in women

2019-09-04T13:49:34+00:00

Urinary incontinence affects up to one in five Canadian women. Stresses induced on the pelvic floor during high impact activities such as running are associated with reports of urine leakage during these activities. This experience of “stress urinary incontinence” ultimately leads women to withdraw from these activities, and inactivity can lead to adverse health [...]

Brain input influence on pelvic floor muscles.

2019-10-23T14:53:09+00:00

In recent studies, non-invasive magnetic stimulation of the brain has been suggested as an ideal and pain-free way to evaluate the way in which the brain controls the pelvic floor muscles. However for clinical and research purposes, we need to be sure that measures obtained are repeatable- that is, that the numbers produced on [...]

Uterine Fibroids and Ultrasound Technology

2019-11-25T01:08:05+00:00

Uterine fibroids are the most common gynecological condition, accounting for 1/3 of all visits to gynecologists in Canada, and can cause severe symptoms including pain, bleeding, and infertility.  Due to potential risks associated with surgery, medical therapies are becoming more favorable, yet not all patients respond to medical therapy and side-effects are also a [...]