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Physical Activity and Urinary Incontinence in Women – RECRUITING


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 [...]

Questionnaires for Exercise Induced Urinary Incontinence – RECRUITING


The health benefits of physical activity are many, and exercise appears to protect many women from bladder control issues. Yet in some cases, urine leakage in women can be aggravated by physical activity. This “exercise-induced urinary incontinence” is not well understood, both in terms of the underlying problem and how best to manage it. To [...]

Improving care for females with urinary incontinence – RECRUITING


Do you want to improve care for females with urinary incontinence? Our team is exploring the current management of females who experience urinary incontinence in Ontario. We are looking to speak to: 1. Females who sought healthcare professionals to diagnose and/or treat urinary incontinence in Ontario in the past 2 years. 2. Primary Care Physicians [...]

Endometriosis: pain post-surgery – RECRUITING!


Is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation effective in reducing endometriosis-associated pain? A pilot randomized control trial (RCT)  Endometriosis is an inflammatory chronic pain condition caused by uterine tissue growing outside of the uterus. Although this condition affects about 1 in 9 women, current knowledge about it is very limited. The substantial gap in knowledge about endometriosis [...]

A New Device to Assess Pelvic Floor Muscle Function – RECRUITING


Pelvic floor disorders are common in women and include incontinence (bladder or bowel leakage) and pelvic pain. These conditions are often successfully treated by physiotherapists who work with women to build strength and/or relax their pelvic floor muscles. We are developing a tool for physiotherapists so that they can measure pelvic floor muscle strength and [...]

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


**We are no longer recruiting for this study - please stay tuned to hear what we have learned from the research!!**  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 [...]

Is low-level laser therapy an effective intervention for provoked vestibulodynia? RESULTS PENDING!


(We are no longer recruiting - Please stay tuned for what we have learned!!). Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a technology that was first introduced in the 1960’s as a means of healing damaged tissue. LLLT has demonstrated effectiveness in terms of healing diabetic ulcers and many forms of dental lesions and pain. Recently [...]

Urinary Incontinence and Your Nerves – RESULTS PENDING!


Background (We are no longer recruiting - Please stay tuned for what we have learned!!)  Many women experience daily urine leakage which is also referred to as urinary incontinence and the most commonly reported among women is stress urinary incontinence, which is defined as the involuntary loss of urine during an exertion, cough, or [...]