Popular Pelvic Floor myths debunked.

Did you think that you can train your pelvic floor by cutting the flow of urine each time you go to toilet?

Do you think that it is too late to care about your pelvic floor as you have already given birth and the damage is done?ante_and_postnatal-001_mummys_physio_london

Or you are a man who thinks that it is not for you?

Here we discuss the biggest myths about the pelvic floor and reveal the truth between facts and fictions.

Men do not have pelvic floor.

Men do have pelvic floor muscles. These muscles can be trained to improve bladder control.

I have already given birth…the damage is done.

Just because you have had baby doesn’t mean you should settle for pelvic floor dysfunction. Postnatal pelvic floor muscle exercises have been shown to assist in the recovery of pelvic floor muscle function and to reduce or cure the likelihood of urinary incontinence in women who have had instrumental births or big babies.

Train your pelvic floor is to cut the flow of urine each time you go to toilet?

Many people believe that pelvic floor muscle exercises are done by stopping the flow of urine midstream each time you got to toilet. Stopping the flow of urine on the toilet is not an exercise but is one way of identifying the pelvic floor muscles.

I do not need to exercise my pelvic floor muscles.

Majority of population does not know what the pelvic floor is. While others who are aware have never stopped to think if everything works well in that area.

It is essential to remember that everyone can benefit from doing pelvic floor exercises.

Exercising these muscles is of no use.

There is extensive scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of pelvic floor exercises, when done properly.Pelvic Floor Muscles diagram

If you are doing your pelvic floor exercises regularly and do not notice any significant difference in your bladder or bowel control then there is a possibility that you are not doing them correctly.

Pelvic floor exercises are very easy to perform.

This is another very common myth. But you would be surprised to know that 50% of the women do not do them correctly and for both men and women performing the exercises the wrong way will not help and could even make the problem worse.

Although like any other exercise it is about contraction and relaxation, the pelvic floor muscles are complicated and it is not very easy to isolate them.  Therefore majority of women end up contracting other muscles along with pelvic muscles like butt, abdomen, tummy etc.

In this respect electric pelvic floor exercisers can help.  Pelvic Floor Exercisers send a gentle stimulation to your pelvic floor through a vaginal probe, exercising your pelvic floor muscle for you and enabling you to develop your own muscle control.

 

 

 

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