Scottish Rugby encourages players to take part in women’s health research
Scottish Rugby is encouraging women’s rugby players to participate in a research study of Stress Urinary Incontinence.
The study is fully supported by Scottish Rugby, Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), England Rugby (RFU) and Cardiff Metropolitan University and will inform pelvic health strategies implemented by rugby governing bodies.
The survey has been created by pelvic health and musculoskeletal physiotherapists and sport and exercise medicine scientists.
Scotland Women’s Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Karina Leahy, said: “It’s been great to work with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Welsh Rugby Union, Irish Rugby Union and England Rugby on this research.
“It is hoped the study will help medical professionals, support staff and the wider public understand more about Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and the impact of rugby activities on pelvic floor function in order to help to inform clinical practice and policies to better support players throughout the UK and Ireland and ultimately improve performance.”
The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed HERE.