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OK, the reason we suggest this is because you may have an overactive pelvic floor and doing kegels could worsen the issue.

There are actually a lot of similarities with an underactive and overactive pelvic floor.

Let’s break it up.

…Overactive (Hypertonic):

  • Incontinence

  • Painful urination or defecation

  • Delayed start and slow urine flow

  • Inability or difficulty emptying the bladder and bowels

  • Frequent urination

  • Constipation

  • Painful sex (whether initial or deep penetration)

  • Inability or difficulty to achieve orgasm

  • Chronic pelvic or lower back pain even when sitting still

  • Pelvic tilt

  • Instability in the hip area

Now, let’s check out the most common symptoms of underactive pelvic floor:

  • Urinary and faecal incontinence

  • Frequent urination

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Painful sex (whether initial or deep penetration)

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

  • Vaginal wideness

This is why It’s important to get your pelvic floor assessed.

Guys, you have pelvic floors too.

Book in for a pelvic floor assessment with a physio so you can start doing the right training whether it be down training for overactive or the right type of kegel training for an underactive.

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