A weak pelvic floor is a common occurrence that I come across. It affects 1 in 4 in the population with many more as a lot is undetected or not reported. Pelvic floor weakness can be a cause of a range of health issues such as incontinence, vaginal pain, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, organ prolapse. It can also be a contributing factor in chronic back and hip pain where the weak pelvic floor does not stabilise the pelvis. Although the occurrence is more common in women, it can present in men as well.
There is confusion on how to engage and train these muscles so I hope the information below will serve as a guide in correct training of the pelvic floor muscles.