The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that support the bladder, uterus (womb) and bowel. The openings from these organs, the urethra, vagina and anus from pass through the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles attach to your pubic bone at the front and the tail bone at the back and from the base of your pelvis.
When the pelvic floor is strong, it supports the pelvic organs to prevent problems such as incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine or faeces) and prolapse (lack of support) of the bladder, uterus and bowel. The pelvic floor muscles also help you to control bladder and bowel function, such as allowing you to ‘hold on’ until an appropriate time and place.
To prevent damage to your pelvic floor muscles, avoid:
Mount Lawley Physiotherapists will teach you how to contract and strengthen your pelvic floor with simple exercises you can complete in the comfort of your home.
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