The pelvic floor - Core Connections Physiotherapy

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THE PELVIC FLOOR
AND THE ABDOMINAL CORE
THE BONY BOUNDARIES OF THE
ABDOMINAL CORE
The ribs, low back and pelvis
form the bony boundaries
of the abdominal core
Netter 2006
THE ABDOMINAL CORE
A strong and coordinated
abdominal core helps to:
• control the rises in intraabdominal pressure
• support the pelvic organs
• support the low back
Lee 1999
THE FEMALE PELVIC ORGANS
Petros 2004
THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
The pelvic floor is
the primary support
for the pelvic organs
Petros 2004
THE LEVATOR ANI MUSCLES
PR
U
PC
V
R
IC
CG
U
V
R
C
PR
PC
IC
CG
urethra
vagina
rectum
coccyx
puborectalis
pubococcygeus
iliococcygeus
coccygeus
C
Netter 2006
THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLESAn extraordinary multi-tasker!
pelvic organ
support
breathing
urinary
continence
fecal
continence
low back
stability
pelvic
stability
voiding
sexual
function
childbirth
NOW
IS A GOOD TIME
TO START TRAINING
YOUR PELVIC FLOOR 

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