top of page

The Secret Guide to Your Pelvic Floor

Most people have heard of the pelvic floor. It is usually associated with pregnancy or bathroom functions. If you have ever been pregnant you have probably been told to do your pelvic floor exercises (also known as Kegels) to prevent urinary incontinence. That is great advice by the way! However, there is more to the pelvic floor than just preventing “sneeze pee.”

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of hammock-like muscles (and connective tissue) that sit inside the pelvis. Think of it as a diamond shape. The top and bottom of the diamond connect to the pubic bone and the tailbone, respectively. Each side of the diamond connects to your left or right sitz bone (these are the bony aspects you feel when you are sitting, also known as your ischial tuberosities).

Pelvic Floor Function

So what exactly does the pelvic floor do?