What Is It?
The pelvic floor houses one of the most important components of the muscle group commonly known as the 'core'. It has connections to widespread areas including the ribs, back, abdomen, groin, buttocks, pubic bones and thighs. This mean that not only do problems in these areas trigger problems in the pelvic floor, but vice versa, and it is often difficult to treat the whole body without also incorporatimg the pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor issues are not limited to women going through pregnancy and childbirth, although this special time in a woman's life indeed increases many challenges for the abdomen and pelvic floor. Various sports enthusiasts and athletes (both male and female) often have pelvic or abdominal pain, as well as leaking some urine during exertion.
What to Expect in Treatments:
For both men and women affected by pelvic floor issues, treatments are a tailored combination of full-body analysis for contributors to symptoms, pelvic floor education, external & internal trigger point releases, muscle lengthening for tight muscles, connective tissue manipulation, correcting structural & functional imbalances, relaxation techniques, strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles, re-education of the core inner muscles, abdominal re-conditioning, electro-therapeautic modalities, surface EMG biofeedack, and retraining strategies for high performance athletes, to name a few.
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Pelvic Health for Men and Women