Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Pelvic Floor Disorders :

The pelvic floor is made up of a layer of muscles covering the bottom of the pelvis that support the bladder and bowel in men and bladder, bowel and womb in women. These structures that sit on top of the pelvic floor are known as our pelvic organs. The muscles run like a hammock from the front of the pelvis to the tailbone (coccyx) at the back, and side-to-side from one sitting bone to the other.

Functions of the Pelvic Floor :

Pelvic floor disorders (PFD`s) refer to a group of conditions such as urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse due to weakened or injured pelvic muscles and connective tissues.

Symptoms include:

  • Constipation.
  • Straining to defecate.
  • Having urine or stool leakage and experiencing a frequent need to pee.

What causes pelvic floor disorder ?

  • Pregnancy.
  • Overusing your pelvic muscles (like going to the bathroom too often or pushing too hard), eventually leading to poor muscle coordination.
  • Being overweight.
  • Advancing age.
  • Traumatic injury.
  • Pelvic surgery.


  • Biofeedback.
  • Pelvic floor muscles strengthening exercises.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Surgical procedure.