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While pelvic floor dysfunction becomes more common as women age, pelvic issues should not be categorized as acceptable and untreatable discomforts you must simply learn to live with.
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Pelvic Floor Self-Assessment
- Lay on the floor or bed, knees bent and/or in a “butterfly” position with the knees supported with pillows.
- Observe if your pelvic floor rises when you exhale
- (breathe out) and descends with you inhale (breathe in)
- Practice a pelvic floor contraction in this position. Ask yourself… Does it rise towards your head? How long can you hold it? Are you holding your breath?
- In the same position as above, use the palm of your hand along your perineum. With the palm on the perineum perform the same exercises as above.
- Tactile feedback is a great way to assess the full excursion of the pelvic floor.
- Again, perform the above exercises, however, this time perform with a floor length or handheld mirror.
- This step can be performed with cloths on or off, being fully exposed can provide better insight onto how the pelvic floor is working.
- In this final self-assessment step perform an internal exam on yourself. Place your index finger or thumb in the vaginal opening. Use lubrication if needed
- Perform a pelvic floor contraction with one finger in. You should feel the wall of the vagina close around your finger and lift it upwards towards your head.
- See the pelvic floor contraction cueing section below if you are having trouble contracting the pelvic floor.
- Does the contraction feel strong? How long can you hold it? How many reps can you perform before you lose power?
- Practice an big inhale and exhale. What do you feel?
There you have it..
How’d your self-assessment go?
Did you feel strong completing the tasks? Weak?
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