The anatomy of the pelvic floor, regardless of one’s sex, is more similar than it is different. Both the female and male pelvic floor have a urethra and rectum, the female pelvic floor also has an additional opening called the vagina. Another key difference is that the female pelvis is wider than the male pelvis. Other than that, anatomically, the female and male pelvic floor look and function in very similar ways.
The pelvic floor muscles are layered from superficial to deep, with the deepest layers being the largest and most powerful. The pelvic floor has a difficult balancing act to play between providing mobility and stability to the pelvis. If the pelvis is too mobile, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can occur. If the pelvis is too stable or tight, pelvic pain or neuralgia can occur.
We provide pelvic floor physical therapy for all genders, as well as, pediatrics.
Despite the pelvic floor being so vital to our functioning of human beings (it’s involved in every move we take), it continues to be a taboo topic of conversation. At Sage Physical Therapy, we are passionate about educating our patients on the importance of understanding and taking care of our pelvic floors.