Most people when they hear the words pelvic floor, immediately think it has something to do with pregnancy, and while this is very true, the pelvic floor is so much more.

So what is your pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that lie on the inside of the pelvis, and as the name may suggest, forms a base or floor for your body to put force through.

People having a weak pelvic floor seems to be becoming more common and can lead to symptoms such as: urinary incontinence, pelvic instability, recurring lower back pain and lack of general strength, among other things.

Having a weak pelvic floor is similar to walking on soft sand, your body doesn’t have a firm base to push off and so can end up either struggling to keep up, or overloading as other areas try to compensate.

If you want to learn more about your pelvic floor, how it may be affecting your lifestyle and how to keep it healthy, then come and talk to one of the osteos at Blackburn Osteopathy as we each have a wealth of knowledge on how it works and how to engage it.