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WHERE are my pelvic floor muscles?

Your pelvic floor muscles lie inside the pelvic bones

WHAT do my pelvic floor muscles do?

Stop you from leaking urine or stool

Helps with urine leakage by closing the wee tube (urethra)
Stops stool leaking by helping the anal canal to maintain good closure pressures

Maintain normal sexual function

Part of the clitoral organ lies within the pelvic floor musculature. Therefore, dysfunction of the pelvic floor can affect a woman’s ability to orgasm. Having optimal pelvic floor health can assist in improving intimacy for a woman.

Help support your pelvic organs – bladder, uterus and bowel

The pelvic floor acts like a hammock or trampoline sitting underneath your organs, providing support for your organs in times of high physical load and throughout life


  • HOW do I activate my pelvic floor muscles?

  • Below are a few cues to help you activate your pelvic floor muscles:

    Back passage

    Imagine you are holding wind in, or squeeze your anal sphincter and lift up and in

  • Middle passage

    Imagine you’re lifting a scarf up through your vagina to your heart, or squeeze your labia closed and lift up and in

  • Front passage

    Imagine you’re holding in the urge to go wee, or nodding your clitoris or retracting the clitoris inside you

    HOW MANY should I be able to do?

    3 sets of 10 repetitions of 10 second holds in standing


    Daily or bring them in when you lift –
    In this way you are doing them functionally throughout every day.

    Pelvic floor safe exercises?

    Pelvic floor safe exercise are completely woman dependant
    what are the safe and unsafepelvic floor exercises for women

    Pelvic health Melbourne recommends each woman has a pelvic health assessment to reliably define what are the safe and unsafe pelvic floor exercises for you.

  • Pelvic Floor dysfunction?

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles

    Possible signs and symptoms of weak pelvic floor include:

    Urine leakage when you cough / sneeze/ lift or jump
    Vaginal wind
    Difficulty holding a tampon in place
    Difficulty holding in wind
    Bowel urgency

  • Overactive pelvic floor muscles


    Possible signs and symptoms of an overactive pelvic floor include:

    Incomplete emptying of bladder and or bowel
    Pain with intimacy either on entry or with deep penetration
    Pain is often felt in the lower abdominal region

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Updates with Pelvic Health Melbourne
Pelvic Health Melbourne remains OPEN looking after your health and wellbeing. In line with the Victorian Government’s Stage 4 restrictions guidelines, we remain open as an essential health service and are committed to looking after our communities.  For any clients who are unable to attend our clinics, we are offering online Telehealth Services. For more information on Telehealth or in clinic appointments, please call or book online.