- The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit at the base of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs.
- The muscles stretch from the pubic bone at the front to the tail bone at the back of the pelvis. The pelvic floor is made up of numerous muscles that together act to provide support to our organs and also control bladder and bowel emptying.
- The pelvic floor muscles are also important for sexual function in both men and women.
- These muscles also work with the back and abdominal muscles to support and stabilise the pelvis and spine.
- Over time the pelvic floor muscles can become loose and weak due to numerous factors. These muscles can get stronger through regular exercises and your Women's Health physiotherapist can teach you the best way to do these.
Some women can suffer from pelvic pain. One cause of pelvic pain is an over activity of the pelvic floor muscles. This can impact on bladder, bowel and sexual function. Your women's health physiotherapist is trained to help you deal with these issues.