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Protecting your pelvic floor

Pelvic Health: Everything You Need to Know

Dareen Alzoubi PT,DPT.

1. Activities of daily living, exercising and lifting:

It’s important to contract your pelvic floor muscles before you do any type of activity or exercises or lifting:

  • Sit to stand

  • Stand to sit

  • Rolling in bed

  • Bending forward to pick up something from the floor.

  • Squatting

  • Carrying the baby, laundry basket, etc.

It’s also important to breath out (exhale) during the effort to prevent any increase in the pressure inside your abdomen that causes abnormal pressure on the pelvic floor.

2. Voiding and bowel movement:

3. Sneezing/ coughing:

4. Splinting:

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