Pelvic Health is an all-encompassing term regarding conditions or disorders of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is the layer of musculature at the base of the pelvis which helps maintain urinary/fecal continence and assists in sexual function.
Both men and women have a pelvic floor that needs to be able to contract and relax throughout the day in order to maintain continence and perform normal toileting tasks. If the pelvic floor is too tight or too loose then there can be issues with maintaining continence, increased pain, or different structures ending up in places where they normally would not be.
The purpose of pelvic floor physical therapy is to improve the control of our pelvic floor muscles while also incorporating the rest of the body to promote healthy behaviors and movements.