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Pelvic Health, Posture and The Nervous System

Updated: May 1

Women doing sit ups with legs raised to help develop core strength

The main job of your pelvis is to support the weight of the upper body, connecting the torso with the spine and lower limbs. It also supports and protects the intestines, bladder and reproductive organs, as well as the hip joints.

Your pelvis and alignment

When our body is aligned in an upright position, the pelvis is balanced onto our thighbones, and the torso is balanced on top of the pelvis. This allows the pelvis to perform its many functions. A lack of balance and alignment can lead to uneven strain distribution, less support and protection.

Common pelvic problems

1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience pelvic dysfunction. Because the pelvic floor regulates bladder and bowel movements and sexual function, common symptoms of pelvic problems are:

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Bladder and bowel issues like constipation, urgency, incontinence, or prolapses

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Pelvic pain, and/or coccyx and lower back pain

If you’re experiencing pelvic dysfunction, a Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Specialist will be able to assess what is going on and give recommendations.

The Pelvis and the Nervous System - what's the connection?

It might surprise you to know that our nervous system helps us to maintain alignment. It does this by passing signalling messages around the body through our connective tissue. If the nervous system is compromised or over-stressed, this hinders information flow and can effect our posture, mobility, and the ability of the pelvic floor to do its job.

You can learn more about pelvic health, breath and exercise by booking onto one of our group movement or Pilates classes, or booking a 121 session, which is tailored to you and your body’s needs.

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