THE PELVIC FLOOR AND THE ABDOMINAL CORE . THE BONY BOUNDARIES OF THE ABDOMINAL CORE . The ribs, low back and pelvis form the bony boundaries of the abdominal core . Netter 2006. THE ABDOMINAL CORE . A strong and coordinated abdominal core helps to:
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THE PELVIC FLOOR AND THE ABDOMINAL CORE
THE BONY BOUNDARIES OF THE ABDOMINAL CORE The ribs, low back and pelvis form the bony boundaries of the abdominal core Netter 2006
THE ABDOMINAL CORE • A strong and coordinated • abdominal core helps to: • control the rises in intra- • abdominal pressure • support the pelvic organs • support the low back Lee 1999
THE FEMALE PELVIC ORGANS Petros 2004
THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES The pelvic floor is the primary support for the pelvic organs Petros 2004
PR U PC V R IC CG C THE LEVATOR ANI MUSCLES U urethra V vagina R rectum C coccyx PR puborectalis PC pubococcygeus IC iliococcygeus CG coccygeus Netter 2006
pelvic organ support urinary continence breathing fecal continence low back stability voiding pelvic stability sexual function childbirth THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES-An extraordinary multi-tasker!
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO START TRAINING YOUR PELVIC FLOOR