Traditionally it is considered that our pelvic floor muscles give us the stability and support for our internal pelvic organs. The main focus of pelvic floor rehabilitation has been on strengthening exercises to improve muscle strength that will provide more support to pelvic organs from below.
• That the support came from the continuous compression of tight pelvic floor muscles and tight vaginas.
• Pelvic organ prolapse was because of a weakness within the floor, or ligament strains.
• A weakness in the pelvic floor muscles leads to pelvic floor dysfunction.
• Exercises are Key to providing pelvic organ stability.
Our pelvic connective tissue, fascia and organs are highly mobile and dynamic; the Biotensegrity concept looks at the interaction of all the structures of the pelvis and their interconnectedness as a complete functional unit. We now understand that it is all the structures of our pelvis that provide the stability and support for optimal function. Any tension, adhesion, or scar tissue can cause pulling and dragging tension on core structures to reduce function and manifest into dysfunctional pelvic symptoms and/or pain. To be fully functional all structures rely on their dynamism, their ability to lengthen and recoil, to stretch and be flexible and quality interactions with each other.
Healthy pelvic function plays key role as part of our core mobility and flexibility.
A tight pelvic floor and vagina is not what holds our pelvic floor up from below