The pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) are a group of muscles that form a "hammock"
at the bottom of the pelvis. PFMs support the organs of the pelvis, thus helping to improve bladder and bowel control, and are essential in sexual sensation and satisfaction. They are important stabilizers of the pelvis and spine, and are a key part of our "core."
When These Muscles are fit, flexible, and healthy, we can enjoy the following benefits:
Although kegels seem like “no-brainer” exercises, they must be done correctly to get results. However, research shows when given a basic written handout on “kegels,” 50% of women do not perform the exercises correctly!
Finding your Pelvic Floor Muscles
Visualize the pelvic floor muscle “hammock.” As you contract your PFMs, imagine that you are…
Not sure if you are doing these correctly? Consult a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist for an evaluation and a personalized exercise program to fit your needs.
Please contact Link Physical Therapy if you have questions or to make an appointment.