Pilates for Pelvic Floor Strength

Left Levator ani from within. In my life I have had many uro-gynecological problems, resulting in many surgeries that ended with a total abdominal hysterectomy. During my treatments and after this final surgery I really had to work on my pelvic floor. The muscles were weak, they had been moved around during surgeries, and suddenly there I was at 27 looking at buying incontinence products. Not a fun place to be!

That led me to develop breathing and exercise techniques that allow for healthy strengthening of the pelvic floor without strain. Most people are unaware that deep and supportive abdominal and back strength, along with proper breathing mechanics, are dependent upon the pelvic floor muscle working well. Once I understood that and really worked those muscles along with everything else, my incontinence improved to the point where today it is not an issue at all.

I encourage anyone with incontinence to try Pilates - it can really help!