This comparatively small group of muscles have a very important bodily function, carrying and supporting the lower abdominal organs.
If pressure increases in the abdominal cavity when coughing or sneezing, impulses are sent to the pelvis musculature to contract and shut off the urethra, anus and vagina.
Untrained or weak muscles are not able to shut off properly, resulting in leakage.
Contracted pelvic floor
Regular training is therefore the best way to keep the pelvis musculature in shape. Stress incontinence training should make it easier to react to increased abdominal pressure by “squeezing” to avoid leakage.
Endurance training – the length of the squeeze – helps to restrain the urge to urinate