When reading health and fitness articles, there can be a lot of confusing information in regards to pelvic floor conditions and how to treat them.
One article will feature a fitness instructor declaring, “Do your kegels and you will no longer experience urinary leakage!” The next week, another professional states “Kegels can actually make your symptoms worse!” This conflicting information can leave us confused and scared to start any type of program because we aren’t sure if it will help us or be detrimental.
To add to the confusion, both of these statements can be true! Check out our article by Jill Ehrmantraut to see why it is necessary to see a physical therapist to help you determine the best treatment for YOU!
Even if your physical therapist has deemed kegels a good fit for you, the work likely doesn’t stop there!
In order for our pelvic floor to function properly, all the surrounding muscle groups must also pull their weight.
In this article, I’m going to focus on our hip muscles and how weakness in these muscles can impact our pelvic floor!