What is the Pelvic Floor?
You might be asking, what is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor sits at the bottom of the pelvis and is shaped like a bowl consisting of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves. It has 4 basic functions:
provides support for our organs
responsible for continence of urine/bowels and relaxation of muscles to void/defecate
provides stability for our spine and pelvis
aids in sexual function/health
Pelvic floor muscles involves so much more than "kegals."Plus studies show that 50% of women are performing them incorrectly anyways. Pelvic Floor muscles don't work alone. They also work with your abdominals, back muscles, and diaphragm which are all important to coordinate so these muscles work efficiently and effectively.
Did you know that there is a high correlation of people with low back pain or hip pain that have unresolved pelvic floor dysfunction? 1 in 4 people suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction as a result of weakened or injured muscles and connective tissue.
Are you experiencing painful sex, urinary leakage, or the feeling of something lower abdominal pressure? How about constipation, bowel leakage, or incomplete emptying of your bowels or bladder. You are not alone! This is common but not normal.
Here at Pelvic Link Physical Therapy we can help you find the missing link to your puzzle. Let me help you take back control of your pelvic floor so you can return to your most confident self.