Women's Pelvic Floor Health
Both women and men have a pelvic floor, or group of muscles found in the lower part of your torso. A woman's bladder, rectum are supported and kept in place by the pelvic floor muscles. They play a large role in bladder and bowel control and an important role in sexual sensation and function.
- Leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or running
- Unexplained pain in the lower back, rectum, genitals or pelvis
- Constipation, straining and pain with bowel movements
- Pulling or bulge in the lower abdomen or pelvis
Pelvic floor physical therapy helps to correct multiple conditions in women, including
- Urinary incontinence
- Pain during intercourse
- Tailbone, lower back or hip pain
- Bowel incontinence
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Abdominal muscle separation
Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and affect sexual function. These can be practiced while sitting, standing, lying down or pretty much anytime.
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