Why is it important to work the pelvic floor?
The main reason for working the pelvic floor is to learn to control these muscles, which support the pelvis. This allows us to have no problems with urination or bowel movements, and no problems with intercourse. The pelvic floor is a part of the core, and its weakness causes problems like pelvic pain or low back pain, because these muscles also stabilize and support the spine.
Also, pregnant women who work the pelvic floor have faster and easier deliveries. This prevents the need for an episiotomy, and also avoids postpartum problems such as prolapse, urinary incontinence and low back pain. In addition, working the pelvic floor is necessary to avoid a non functional abdominal diastasis.
Men can suffer pelvic floor dysfunctions related with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and sexual problems.