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Updated: Sep 26, 2020

When thinking of athletes it is common to think of strength, flexibility,

endurance, and agility. Athletes are generally considered healthy roll

models. We know that athletes can suffer from overuse or traumatic

injuries from their athletic training and competitions. We usually see these

injuries in the joints or muscles. Very rarely is it discussed that athletes can

suffer injury or dysfunction to their pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor injuries and dysfunction in athletes generally take a few

different forms.

They can be from:

  1. constant stress and impact,

  2. from constant minor muscle tearing,

  3. from overly tight muscles.

These issues cause a host of problems from back and hip pain too urinal or anal

incontinence, or negative breathing function.

In athletes both men and women can suffer from these issues. In order to

support pelvic floor health and function it is firstly important for athletes

and trainers to know about the potential for pelvic floor problems and what

happens as a result of them.

It is then important to know how to work to prevent them and how to treat them when they occur.

Prevention of pelvic floor issues in athletes is aided by awareness and

training techniques that support pelvic floor health. These techniques

include but are not limited to proper activation and release of the

immediate musculature of the pelvic floor; postural and core training that

emphasizes activation of the deep front connective tissue lines that run

from the arches of the feet, through the pelvic floor and diaphragm, all the

way to the palette of the mouth; proper stretching of the internal and

external rotators of the hips; and correct breathing techniques.

If a pelvic floor injury or dysfunction develops it is advisable to work with a

properly trained pelvic floor specialist usually in the field of physical


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