Why should men exercise their pelvic floor muscles? - Western Women's and Mens Health
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Why should men exercise their pelvic floor muscles?

Why should men exercise their pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor muscles control the bladder and flow of urine. Exercising them effectively will help men regain bladder control earlier.

Urine leakage can be reduced by learning how to exercise the pelvic floor muscles correctly.

The pelvic floor muscles are hard to identify inside the body, so contacting our experienced physiotherapists will help ensure the best possible technique and results.

What are the pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor is a round layer of muscle at the base of the pelvis. They support the pelvic organs (bladder and rectum) and control the openings of the bladder and bowel. The pelvic floor muscles also play a role in gaining and maintaining erections. The muscles that control the bladder are especially important after prostate surgery.

Finding the pelvic floor muscles

Sit on your hands and find the sitting bones in the middle of each buttock. The pelvic floor muscles stretch between them. Now stand up and find the pubic bone, at the base of the penis, and the coccyx (tailbone), at the bottom of the spine. The pelvic floor muscles extend from front to back and from side to side between these bones, forming a supportive layer. When tightened, the muscles lift the bladder and bowel inside the pelvis; they shorten the penis and close the anus (back passage). When urinating, contracting the pelvic floor muscles should stop the flow of urine.

It is always important to check in with one of our experienced men’s health physiotherapists to ensure that your technique is correct before you start a pelvic floor exercise program.

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