The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that is often neglected when considering one’s core. However, it is a key component of the core, and an integral group of muscles to consider for core health. The tone and conditioning of the pelvic floor can change over time due to a variety of reasons, including childbirth, aging, stress, or surgery, resulting in muscles that either have too much slack, or are too tight to function optimally.
Conditions and situations that may benefit from pelvic floor rehabilitation are:
- Pain during intercourse
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty with bladder or bowel symptoms
- Pelvic pain
- Pregnancy and postpartum wellness
Research supports pelvic floor therapy as a minimally invasive first-line treatment option for pelvic floor discomfort.
This program is designed to:
- Increase pelvic floor muscle control,
- Improve awareness of contraction and relaxation patterns
- Reduce pain and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction
- Improve overall Core strength without causing collateral damage to the pelvic floor (see more on this in my video on ‘What is the core anyway’)