Research Study

Quantitative Optical Measurement of Pelvic Floor Muscle Function in Women with Spinal Cord Injury Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Principal Investigator 
Lynn Stothers

Overview

Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Oct 11, 2017
Locations 
ICORD – Blusson Pavilion
Name/Title 
Emily Deegan, Research Assisstant
Phone 
604-675-8881
Email Address 
e.deegan@alumni.ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to use a new tool with near infrared light to evaluate pelvic floor muscle function after a therapeutic exercise routine. The goal is to improve bladder issues by increasing pelvic floor muscle function.

recruitment poster

Eligibility 

Women 19 years of age or older who experience leakage of urine related to a neurologic condition such as spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis. We are also looking for women with no bladder issues or neurologic conditions to be controls.

Disclaimer 

Study Coordinators and Research Nurses cannot give medical advice over the phone. Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided for obtaining additional information on specific research studies only. If you have specific questions which require clinical expertise, please call your primary care physician.