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LAUGH

without leaking

LEAVE

pain behind

LOVE

better sex

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my Pelvic Floor Muscles

Where They Are

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles at the base of your pelvis. They stretch like a hammock from the pubic bone to the tailbone. They are literally the “floor” of your pelvis.

What They Do

The pelvic floor muscles support the organs above them, control when urine and solid waste pass, provide sexual tone and satisfaction, and work with your core muscles to keep the back and pelvis stable.

How They Work

The pelvic floor muscles are voluntary, which means they should do what they are told to do. Just like a hand, pelvic floor muscles can be directed to squeeze and hold, and also to relax and let go.

Pelvic floor muscles are at the bottom of many common issues

Any of these seem familiar?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Sure It’s Just Sweat?
Sure it’s just sweat?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Untimely Urgency?
Untimely urgency?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Persistent Pelvic Pain?
Persistent pelvic pain?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Laughing Causing Leaking?
Laughing causing leaking?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Prefer Past Performance?
Prefer past performance?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Frustrated With Frequency?
Frustrated with frequency?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Dream Of Dry Sheets?
Dream of dry sheets?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Tailbone Trouble?
Tailbone Trouble?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Pads Too Pricey?
Pads too pricey?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Obstinate Orgasms?
Obstinate orgasms?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Pressured By Heaviness?
Pressured by heaviness?
Pelvic Floor Muscles - Constipation Concerns?
Constipation concerns?
LAUGH <em>without leaking</em>

LAUGH without leaking

To laugh without leaking, the pelvic floor muscles should be strong enough and coordinated enough to completely close off the urine and bowel exit canals until a decision is made to empty. Leaking of urine, solid waste and gas can happen if the muscles don’t close off the canals at the right time.

LEAVE <em>pain behind</em>

LEAVE pain behind

To leave pain behind, the pelvic floor muscles should be flexible enough and coordinated enough to relax or “let go” during bladder emptying, bowel emptying, and key moments of intercourse.  Painful sex, bladder pain and urgency, difficult or painful urination, incomplete emptying, constipation, rectal pain or tailbone pain can happen if the muscles don’t let go at the right time.

LOVE <em>better sex</em>

LOVE better sex

To love better sex, the pelvic floor muscles should be flexible and coordinated enough to allow pain-free sex but strong enough to provide tone, sensation, and sexual satisfaction for men and women. Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, pain with sex and other problems can occur if the muscles aren’t doing the right thing at the right time.

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WHO CAN HELP

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists are experts in resolving issues with pelvic floor muscles.

Here are a few ways to find a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist:

Search the internet for “Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy near (YOUR CITY).”

In the USA, use your zip code to search in respected databases such as APTA or Pelvic Rehab.

Globally, search for members of your country’s pelvic floor physical therapy association.

Call local physical therapy clinics to see if they offer Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy.

Additional Pelvic Health Resources:

  • PelvicGuru – This is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary global pelvic health directory. You can find pelvic physiotherapists, physicians, fitness professionals, sex therapists, doulas, midwives, nurse practitioners, and more!
  • The Flower Empowered – An extensive pelvic health directory with almost five thousand specialists from 48 countries addressing the physical, nutritional and emotional aspects of pelvic health.

Our Mission

Passionately promoting pelvic floor health, awareness, and resources for all is the heart of myPFM.

SPONSORS & FRIENDS

Ready to help? Supporting myPFM and spreading hope for healthy pelvic floor muscles is easy! Here are a few ways you or your organization can get involved:

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Meet Jeanice Mitchell

Jeanice Mitchell, myPFM Founder
myPFM Founder

After the birth of my first child in 1999, I found myself suddenly facing issues of intense tailbone pain, pelvic pressure, and leaking urine. As a young and otherwise healthy physical therapist, I refused to believe this was normal. When I came across an advertisement for a pelvic floor therapy course, I signed up in search of solutions for myself.

As the first anatomy lecture began to unfold, I was overcome with awe, inspiration, and hope. At that moment, I knew that pelvic floor physical therapy was my true calling. I was meant to share this with others! I continued to take classes, encouraged my colleagues to do the same, and soon our clinic grew to have a flourishing pelvic floor therapy program.

I have seen countless lives transformed through this innovative therapy approach, including my own. It is my mission to share that transformative power with others, making the good news about the profound impact of pelvic floor health and function available to all.

My hope and sincere prayer is that our message may reach as many people as possible, in as many places as possible, regardless of ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, or any other perceived barriers.

We'd love to hear from you!

For questions, ideas, and resources write to us at hope@myPFM.com.

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