What is the nature of Pelvic Floor Muscle Involvement in Dyspareunia?

2019-12-06T18:29:30+00:00

Many women experience pain during sexual activities. This is known as dyspareunia.  This pain, while not well understood by health care providers, can interfere with women’s physical and mental health, and be a source of stress in romantic relationships. The pelvic floor muscles, located at the base of the pelvis, appear to be involved [...]

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 [...]