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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 [...]


Ageing of the Pelvic Floor Muscles – RECRUITING

Clinicians and researchers know that our risk for developing pelvic floor disorders, such as urine leakage and prolapse, increases as we age. However, the impact of aging on the pelvic floor is still poorly understood. Our lab will be starting a new study to improve our understanding of age-related changes in [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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