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Creating Calm in the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor muscles are a very undermentioned and underserved area of women's health and fitness. Many women (and men) only become aware of this set of muscles, once they are not functioning as well as one hopes and consequently many are not aware of how to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction or how to take action if symptoms do occur!

A common mistake is that most women assume when it comes to achieving good pelvic floor health we should be aiming to tighten our pelvic floor muscles which are presumed to be slack and weak.

However, for most women, tightening these muscles can cause symptoms to worsen.

An overactive/hypertonic pelvic floor occur when the muscles become too tense and are unable to relax. They are constantly overworking in a shortened position so they actually become WEAKER in function.

Pelvic floor muscles that are too overactive can impact on pelvic floor function in a variety of ways including: