What is a pelvic floor?
Located inside the base of your pelvis, it is a group of muscles that act as a hammock, connecting your pubic bone to your tailbone.
Who has a pelvic floor?
Everyone has a pelvic floor! These muscles are not just found or needed by females.
Why is your pelvic floor so important?
Your pelvic floor helps act as the base of your core. It provides strength and stability to your back, pelvis and internal organs such as your bladder and bowels (and uterus in females). It allows your urethra and anus (and vagina in females) to pass through it and it helps assist in sexual function. Because of these actions it is important to keep your pelvic floor healthy, strong and flexible.
What can go wrong with my pelvic floor?
There is a common misconception that pelvic floor issues are only because the muscles are “too weak”. This might be true, but your pelvic floor could also be too tight or have poor coordination. All of these factors can cause a variety of dysfunctions in your pelvic floor muscles. Here is a short list of symptoms that can be caused by pelvic floor dysfunction:
- Incontinence (urinary or fecal)
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Pain with intercourse
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Referred pain into the hip, back, or groin
Pelvic floor dysfunction is more common than people talk about. It is often considered private and personal, and people decide to live with their symptoms rather than talk about them. Don’t let this happen to you, let’s talk about it! If you have further questions or think you need treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction please reach out to us at [email protected]