Most of us think the pelvic floor is one wide flat muscle that when weak means we have problems with incontinence and only happens to females post pregnancy or the elderly
All myths !
We can suffer from pelvic floor issues from coughing , picking up heavy objects , running , athletic sports , jumping, laughing loudly,sneezing – as these actions place pressure on the perineum
Men have pelvic floors too !
The pelvic floor is composed of two layers – perineum which is superficial long and fibrous muscles and the pelvic diaphragm , larger thicker and deeper layer of muscles
The muscles cross over each other
The fibres orientate outward and downward
We find it hard to differentiate between contracting the pelvic floor , the glutes , inner thighs ( adductors) and abdominals. – all of which you will learn and come away with exercises to do when you come to my pelvic floor workshop in September
Saturday 8th & 22nd September
10 am for 2.5 hours
Portreath , Cornwall
£20 booking before Sept 1st- £30 thereafter
The whole pelvic floor group is shaped like the hull of a boat
It’s concave on top and convex below, whereas the diaphragm you use for breathing is the opposite – convex on top and concave below
The lower abdominal organs are the bladder , uterus and rectum all of which are supported by the pelvic floor