The Unsung hero - The Pelvic Floor
Inner Strength - Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor runs between your pubic bome and your tail bone and one "Sit Bone" to the other. It is vital for your health and well -being , (not to mention your sex life). It is made up of deep and superficial layers of muscles that support your pelvic organs, it stops everything from "falling out", be it your organs or your bodily waste products.
Most of the time we don't have to think about it. The pelvic floor is important in sexual function especially in men for erectile function and ejaculation. It supports the weight of baby in pregnancy and it works with the abdominal and bak muscles to stablise and support the spine.
A poor functioning pelvic floor can lead to problems such as : lower back pain, repeated groin strains, leakages, poor core stability to name but a few.
The four top tips for looking after your pelvic floor include:
- "The Knack Manoeuvre - squeeze and lift your pelvic floor before you lift or cough.
- Take care with impact sports
- Don't stain on the toilet
- Strengthen the pelvic floor.
For more info check out www.pelvicfloorfirst.co.au or come and see us for professional advice.