THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles which forms the floor of the pelvis, attaching to the pubic bone at the front and the coccyx (tail bone) at the back. It provides support for the abdominal contents, bladder, womb (uterus) and rectum and forms an important part of the muscular stability for the pelvis, lower back and trunk.
IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
In athletes, pelvic floor issues are common due to the physical exertion they put themselves through, but are exacerbated by poor lifting techniques or overactive abdominals during exercise. Even elite athletes such as AFL footballers, have been diagnosed with pelvic floor issues leading to soft tissue injuries such as repeated groin strains. A poorly functioning pelvic floor often results in some form of incontinence. This condition affects almost four million Australians – so please be aware that you are not alone. However, incontinence won’t go away unless you act on it now!
REAL-TIME ULTRASOUND (RTUS)
Both our qualified staff and clients are amazed at the value and accuracy of the visual feedback that RTUS provides. This exciting new technology provides visual evidence that ensures you are using the correct motor control patterns when trying to contract your pelvic floor and core muscles.
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