Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles such as your bladder, bowel (large intestine) and internal reproductive organs. Your pelvic floor muscles hold these organs in place while also providing the flexibility to assist with bodily functions. Pelvic floor therapy can help relieve symptoms like pain and discomfort to help improve your quality of life. Everyone can benefit from pelvic floor exercises because everyone has a pelvic floor.
“In women, the pelvic floor keeps your bladder in place in the front and the vagina and rectum in the back. Your uterus is held in place at the top of the pelvic floor by muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. In men, the pelvic floor helps keep the bowels, bladder, urethra, and rectum in place. The pelvic floor muscles attach to your tailbone and pubic bone. If the muscles in the pelvic floor are weak or don’t work as they should, this is called pelvic floor dysfunction.”
Pelvic floor dysfunctions may include
Pelvic floor dysfunctions may get triggered by
Pelvic floor exercises help your pelvic muscles relax and get stronger. At Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy, your physical therapist will evaluate your symptoms, coordination, and hip and core muscles and endurance to see how strong you are. Your physical therapy evaluation will help your physical therapist create a unique tailored plan that best suits your needs. Your physical therapy pelvic floor treatment plan may include kegels, hip and core strengthening exercises and biofeedback.
If you feel like you or a loved one can benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy, give us a call today at Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy.
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Sources: WebMD, NHS
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