Pelvic floor muscles

Common bladder and bowel problems

Strong pelvic floor muscles provide us with greater control over our bladder and bowel. While weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to difficulties in controlling the release of our urine, faeces and wind.

Here we share answers to common questions we receive around pelvic floor muscles. Please note the information supplied is general in nature and you should consult your medical practioner for individual advice.

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FAQs about pelvic floor muscles

How do I strengthen my pelvic floor muscles for better continence?


I am a young mum and embarrassed that when I have joined my children playing on their trampoline I have wet my pants. It has also happened when I have been running. Why?


Why are pelvic floor exercises important?


I've done pelvic floor exercises on and off for years and they've never helped me?


How quickly should I see an improvement when I start exercising?


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