Ever feel like you wear a lot of hats?
Mother, wife, employee, friend, etc.
And sometimes, if you’re struggling in one area, the other areas suffer too?
Well, your pelvic floor is a lot like this too!
It has lots of jobs, and they fall into 3 main categories:
1.Continence: keeping pee and poo inside until the right time
2.Sex and reproduction
3.Core and hip stability
That’s a pretty diverse list! It’s really kind of amazing that for the most part those muscle run on auto-pilot and just work for us without too much thought or attention.
This is why it can be so confusing when we start having trouble in especially the first 2 categories.
The good news is that improving the function of the pelvic floor in any one area usually helps the others as well. The converse is also true: if you have symptoms in one area you may have dysfunction or changes in the other areas too.
This gives us lots of options for things to improve when it comes to all kinds of symptoms like leaking urine, constipation, pain with sex, back pain, even prolapse.
Seeing a physical therapist to identify your specific contributing factors and having a personalized plan to address them is a great way to approach resolving many of these issues.
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