If you’ve ever been a spectator at a cross-country or a track and field event, you know how strenuous these sports can be. Some signs of this exertion are familiar – red faces, sweaty bodies, and… urinary leakage…?
In some sports, urinary incontinence has become a hallmark of “giving it your all,” but is actually abnormal, and may indicate weakness or incoordination of the pelvic floor musculature. Even if you’re not experiencing urinary leakage, low back pain and hip pain can indicate a need to assess the function of the pelvic floor.
The good news is that pelvic floor physical therapy is a conservative and effective solution (and prevention!) of pelvic floor dysfunction.
For more information on pelvic floor health, check out Viverant’s page http://www.viverant.com/physical_therapy/pelvic_health/
For specific information on the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction in athletes, check out this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327384/
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