What is a Pelvic Floor?
The "pelvic floor" is the collective term that refers to the muscles and ligaments of the lower abdomen, which normally support the uterus, bladder, rectum and other organs in the pelvis. They play an important role in making the organs function properly as well as keeping them in their proper place. They are responsible for controlling continence and signaling the bladder, rectum and colon when it's time to use the bathroom.
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