DR. LINDA MCLEAN- Urinary Incontinence Research

Today, I speak with Dr. Linda McLean, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Chair in Women’s Health Research at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Her research program focuses on understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with pelvic floor disorders in women, and on the development of improved intervention approaches. Linda and her team have been studying the underlying cause of urinary incontinence in runners. Their recent findings may lead to improved strategies for prevention and management so that women can continue to remain active and perform optimally.

We Talk About:

-breaking down the barrier to exercise

-urinary incontinence

-exploring pelvic floor morphology

-running’s effect on morphology

-interventions for exercise incontinence

-strategies to use with running

-evidence based versus evidence informed

-using pessaries

Time Stamps

1:00 Introduction

3:58 bio feedback in pelvic PT

6:46 morphology paper

16:41 the roll strength plays

21:15 connecting clinical findings to research

32:10 intra-abdominal pressure

34:50 different causes of urinary incontinence

40:20 supportive devices

44:29 elongation of the pelvic floor


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