When we think about our core physical health we often think of how our hearts and lungs work, how are joints and muscles feel, and everything along those lines. One aspect of our core strength that we should focus on more is the pelvic floor. In this article we will take a dive into what the pelvic floor does, and why maintaining it and keeping the pelvic floor strong is important.
So, what is the pelvic floor? Well, first, it does sit at the bottom of your abdominal area, stretching like a hammock from the front of your body (pubic bone), to the back of your body (coccyx or tailbone). One of the main jobs the pelvic floor has is to help your spine during instances of force (such as working out, going to the bathroom, and much more). If your pelvic floor is not in good shape, it can cause some issues with your body.
The pelvic floor in men and women help support different body parts. In men the pelvic floor supports the bladder and bowel in men, and in women is supports the bladder, bowel, and also the uterus. Due to more factors of the pelvic floor with women, it is especially important to take this seriously.
Here at Synergy Physical Therapy and Wellness, we have advanced methods that are not too regularly found in the United States. With our state of the art instruments we are able to actually take a look at your pelvic floor directly, and assess what we need to do to help strengthen it back up!
One method of our approach is to start on breathing exercises. These exercises are vital during workouts or periods of strain. The proper breathing methods will cause less stress on your pelvic floor, and help keep it strong!
If you have any questions about your pelvic health, or would like to schedule a consultation, please give us a call today at any of our three locations (Ashtabula, Berea, and Willoughby Hills). Our Willoughby Hills location now offers Monday consultations by appointment only. Start your new year off right!