Care for Your Core and Pelvic Floor

Written by Crystal Burke


Care For Your Core and Pelvic Floor

 

The "core" is compromised of a network of muscles in the stomach, back and butt.  These muscles work together to keep your posture tall and your back safe from any strains or unwanted forces that can cause pain or injury down the road.

 

The "core" muscles include:

The Inner Unit (Deeper Muscles)

  • Pelvic floor muscles
  • Diaphragm
  • Transverse abdominals
  • Multifidus

 

and, The Outer Unit (Superficial Muscles)

  • Rectus abdominals (six pack)
  • External obliques

 

The Pelvic Floor

This group of muscles, ligaments, tissues, and nerves acts like a hammock that supports your bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum.  An imbalance in the tension of the pelvic floor muscles can play tug-of-war on the boney structures - the pelvis, sacrum, and hips causing the joint spaces to move and shift.  Once this happens you may feel nerve pain from the gluteal region (butt) and / or muscle tension which radiates into the low back or down the leg.

Why Bother?

A Strong pelvic floor and core can reduce your risk of incontinence, improve your sexual health, blood circulation and cell renewal to the pelvic area.  You will also suffer from less to no pain in your low back, hips, and groin.  People with compressed disks in the low back experience less impingements which means less pain.  For those of you who suffer with sleep loss from pain in your low back and hips, a stronger core and pelvic floor could be the answer to your needs.

Happy to Help

We can keep our joints aligned and our muscles balanced through consistent exercise and stretching.  I am always happy to release your tight and sore muscles for you so that you may get back to self maintenance.  The Keep Moving Massage Facebook page has simple, light exercises which focus on the core and pelvic floor you can do at home.  For a more intensive and complete workout, please join a group fitness class you ask your personal trainer.

Stay Adventurous Everyone!

 

 

03 6144 5876                                                             info@keepmovingmassage.com.au

 

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