Pelvic floor therapy isn’t for everyone. But if you pee when you sneeze or awkwardly run to the bathroom after a laughing fit, this is a telltale sign that your pelvic floor needs a little lovin’. Recurring urinary tract infections or battling with interstitial cystitis can also point to your pelvic floor.
A basket that holds your fruit
The pelvic floor is a diaphragm of sorts – a flat floor of muscles that extends from the base of your tailbone to your pubic bone. Like other muscles in the body, it can contract and relax. Also like other muscles in the body – chronically tight, overly-contracted muscles or weak and slack muscles will invariably lead to problems.
If it helps, think of your pelvic floor as a basket holding all your abdominal organs. Nearest and dearest to the pelvic floor are things like your uterus, bladder, and colon.
You want your basket to stay taut and supple as you move through your day. But with all the sitting, lounging, and heel-wearing we do – it’s tough to keep the pelvic floor happy. Here are 5 warning signs to watch out for if you think you might need pelvic floor therapy.
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