Pelvic floor disorders among women have become increasingly prevalent [1]. In an attempt to minimize incidence, progression and recurrence of pelvic floor disorders, doctors commonly advise women at risk to refrain from physical exertion based on the supposition that certain physical activities significantly raise intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). These activity restrictions are life altering and can vary from doctor to doctor because there is much uncertainty as to which activities truly increase IAP to a harmful level. Previous studies attempting to correlate physical activity with IAP have been limited to conventional urodynamics transducers which are not ideal for IAP measurement during physical activity.

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