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What Is The Pelvic Floor Anyway?

You may have heard the term thrown around in conversations about women's health or fitness, but what exactly is the pelvic floor, and why is it so important?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a hammock-like structure at the base of your pelvis. Think of it as a supportive foundation that holds everything in place, including your bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs. While it may not always be top of mind, your pelvic floor plays a crucial role in several key functions, including:

  1. Support: Just like a sturdy hammock supports your weight, your pelvic floor muscles support the organs in your pelvis, helping to maintain proper alignment and function.

  2. Continence: Your pelvic floor muscles play a vital role in controlling the release of urine and feces. When these muscles are strong and coordinated, you're better able to maintain bladder and bowel control.

  3. Sexual Function: Believe it or not, your pelvic floor also plays a role in sexual function. Strong, healthy pelvic floor muscles can enhance sensation, while weak or dysfunctional muscles may contribute to issues like erectile dysfunction or pelvic pain.

  4. Stability: Your pelvic floor is an integral part of your core musculature, working in tandem with your deep abdominal muscles and back muscles to provide stability and support for your spine and pelvis.

Now that we have a better understanding of what the pelvic floor is and what it does, let's talk about why it's essential to take care of it. Like any other muscle group in your body, your pelvic floor can become weakened or dysfunctional due to various factors, including:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth

  • Aging

  • Chronic constipation or straining

  • High-impact activities or sports

  • Obesity

  • Pelvic surgery

  • Chronic coughing or sneezing

When your pelvic floor muscles aren't functioning optimally, you may experience symptoms such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or pelvic pain. The good news is that pelvic floor dysfunction is often treatable with targeted interventions, including pelvic health visits.

At Evolv, our pelvic health therapist, Sam, is here to help you restore strength, function, and confidence in your pelvic floor. Through a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals, we can help you overcome pelvic floor challenges and reclaim control over your health and well-being.

Whether you're struggling with pelvic pain, urinary leakage, or sexual dysfunction, we're here to support you every step of the way. Don't let pelvic floor issues hold you back from living your best life.

Reach out to us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards pelvic floor wellness!

Here's to a strong, healthy pelvic floor and a happier, more vibrant you!

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