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What You Need To Know About Tight Pelvic Floor

From causing difficulty during pregnancy to impacting your mood, tight pelvic floor muscles can give rise to many issues. An expert gives you the lowdown on how a tight pelvic floor can affect your health, and what you can do about it.

By Sahajiya Halder
19 Mar 2022

We've all heard of Kegel exercises that can help you strengthen weakened pelvic floor. But did you know that pelvic floor muscles that are too tight can also cause problems? The pelvic floor forms the foundation of your core, and provides support to important organs in the pelvic region, such as the bladder, urethra, uterus, prostate, and so on. The state of your pelvic floor health can determine the maintenance of functions such as bowel movement and urination, and can also be associated with headaches. Here are the answers to all the questions you might have about tight pelvic floor muscles.

 

Raina Gagrat is an exercise physiologist who specialises in pelvic health and posture training. With over ten years of experience in the area of health and fitness, Gagrat is the founder of The Fit Moms Project, and is an expert of prenatal and postnatal fitness.

 

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