pelvic floor keeping it simple
Anatomy in detail.
The pelvic floor - the muscles that span the pelvic canal.
Our base. Our root. Our core.
Take these lines from an academic paper:
The pelvic floor is comprised of a number of muscles ...
(No actual number given...)
... organized into superficial and deep muscle layers ...
(Described as 2 or 3 layers, depending on the source material.)
There is significant controversy with regards to the nomenclature ...
(Lots of complicated names that people can't agree on!)
PELVIC FLOOR ANATOMY AND APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY. Varuna Raizada, Ravinder K. Mittal. 2008
To describe the pelvic floor in detail would be very time-consuming - and frustrating. The anatomy is complicated, variable, and unimportant to the healing process so I will not be covering it here (for now).
What is important is feeling your pelvic floor muscles working. The strong Base needed for pain-free movement.
It is valuable to appreciate the complexity of the structures of the human pelvis - bones, muscles, connective tissues, without needing to know the details. Look at the PELVIS - ANATOMY PICTURES page.
NOTE: When I talk of the pelvic floor muscles I mean the layer known as the pelvic diaphragm, the deepest muscles of the pelvis.
As opposed to the perineal muscle layer/s that are more superficial..
to be expanded later....
The deep pelvic floor muscles consist of: pubococcygeus, ileococcygeuys, coccygeus
the puborectalis muscle is located in between the superficial and deep muscle layers, and it is better to view this as the middle muscle layer of the pelvic floor
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Movement should not be painful.
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