Written by Susannah Keppo, Exercise Physiologist at Croydon Park. Article from March 2019
Studies have shown that there is an association between the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and lower back pain (Smith et al, 2006; Smith et al, 2007). This can be associated with lower back pain during pregnancy or simply anyone who has experienced lower back pain. Research shows that if urinary incontinence is improved through improved pelvic floor strength, it can reduce lower back pain.
I will discuss the four main groups of muscles that help to improve overall core stability, and in particular the pelvic floor muscles.