A weak pelvic floor can creep up on both men and women, and for a variety of reasons. A strong pelvic floor is very important for supporting a range of our body’s natural functions. Pelvic floor exercises are something many of us are told to do as we age, but many of us rarely make the time for them until the symptoms of a weak pelvic floor start to show themselves.

What Are The Causes And Symptoms Of Pelvic Floor Weakness?

Pelvic floor weakness affects men and women and can come about as a result of being overweight, associated straining with constipation, persistent heavy lifting, excessive coughing, high impact exercise, ageing, as well as changes in hormone levels during menopause and childbirth in women.

Symptoms of a weak pelvic floor can include poor bladder or bowel control, passing wind when bending or lifting, the constant need to urinate, reduced sensation in the groin, or in more severe cases a prolapse.

The Importance Of Good Pelvic Floor Health

Although the pelvic floor muscles are hidden from view, they play an important role in continence, organ support, core strength and stability. These muscles work with the abdominal and back muscles to stabilise and support the spine. The pelvic floor muscles can be consciously controlled and therefore trained much like any other muscle, such as your arm or leg muscles, and just like other muscles they need regular exercise to function optimally.

How To Create Strong Pelvic Floor Muscles

There are multiple factors that can determine what the best approach is for addressing your pelvic floor strength. The current strength of your pelvic floor muscles, other medical issues or concerns, and also your gender will influence what pelvic floor exercises are suitable. 

To improve and maintain optimum health and wellbeing, it is important to follow a properly prescribed treatment program. At the OMC, all our clients exercise under the guidance of a specialised trainer who creates a unique program catered specifically to their body and their needs. With consistent effort, our clients are able to quickly improve their core strength, stability, and flexibility, whilst reducing pain and the risk of further injury.

The OMC Approach To Pelvic Floor Strength

The Optimum Movement Centre incorporates MedX® equipment along with functional fitness exercises to increase strength, power, mobility, flexibility, agility and endurance wherever you need it most. Our unique and tailored approach to fitness programs means we can help to isolate and improve fitness and conditioning where you need it. As your body becomes stronger, it will naturally also become more efficient.

MedX® machines are the most technologically advanced fitness, sport and medical rehabilitation equipment available. MedX® equipment is scientifically designed using proven technology that incorporates years or work, and millions of dollars of medically based, independent and university based research. These machines operate at a level of friction, provide accurate and even resistance through the full range of movement and specifically and safely isolate the targeted muscle group. The machines have been validated by research published in over 75 peer-reviewed journals. https://www.medxaustralia.com.au/medx/

These machines coupled with our specialised trainers and functional fitness approach to exercise, means we can help you overcome whatever body imbalance you are struggling with. 

We would love the opportunity to meet you and see how we can be of service and help you achieve your goals to live a more fulfilled lifestyle. Whether it is for pain management and rehabilitation, maintenance of a healthy and active body, or to assist with athletic endeavours, our professional trainers will create a tailored program to suit your specific needs.

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