MEDTalks is a health education speaker series exploring current and emerging trends in medicine. Hosted by the Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan, join researchers and health professionals as they share their insights and expertise on how to enhance your overall health.

On Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, Drs. Jennifer Locke and Kathleen Martin Ginis present Keeping the “P” in Physical Activity.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Clinical Academic Campus
Kelowna General Hospital
2312 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC

In-person and virtual options available. No cost to attend.

Presentation overview

Approximately 30% of women experience bladder control problems. These issues can often be exacerbated with strength training, in particular core and abdominal exercises.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is proven to effectively improve bladder control and mitigate challenges.

Hear from local health experts about common bladder control problems and how exercise can help overcome challenges.

Speaker details:

Dr. Jennifer Locke is a urologist based at Kelowna General Hospital and a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Urologic Sciences. Dr. Locke is a Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is also an Affiliate Clinician with UBC’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management.
Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is a Distinguished Professor at the UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences and UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Medicine where she holds the Reichwald Family Chair in Preventive Medicine. Dr. Martin Ginis is the Founding Director of UBC’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and of the Canadian Disability Participation Project.



Previous MEDTalks lectures:

Drs. Sarah Purcell and Sarah Robbins present Building muscle, building health

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