WHAT ARE THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
The pelvic floor muscles surround the vagina, rectum and urethra (urine tube). It stretches from pubic bone to tail bone forming a sling. These muscle are not connected to the leg muscles
The pelvic floor muscles are voluntary muscles that can be improved with exercise.
The functions of these muscles are:
FINDING YOUR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
Exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles can help hold urine inside the bladder and help prevent leakage. These are commonly called "Kegel" or pelvic floor muscle exercises, named after the doctor who developed them. There are several ways to find your pelvic floor muscles. When contracting the muscles, women will feel a slight pulling in the rectum and vagina. Men will feel a pulling in of the anus and movement of the penis. Every person is unique, and different techniques work for different people.
There are several techniques to "find" your pelvic floor muscles
NOTE: You may not find your pelvic floor muscles immediately. Many people have to take their time with this. If you continue to have difficulty and your problem persists, please contact my clinic for a specific pelvic floor evaluation.