In an ideal world, we’d all learn about pelvic floor health in Highschool and be fully equipped to care for our pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, so in today’s episode we delve into pelvic floor health, answering questions I believe all women should know.
What are the pelvic floor muscles?
Why do I need to know about them?
What do pelvic floor problems look like?
When should I get help with my pelvic floor muscles?
How do I best look after my pelvic floor muscles?
This is generalized information and can’t replace personalized professional care, but I do hope it empowers you to take control of your pelvic floor health. In addition, I will run through a few exercises you can perform to begin strengthening your pelvic floor muscles.
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