Is walking good for a tight pelvic floor?

Yes, walking is a great way to help relax and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. At Human Integrated Performance, we often recommend that our patients incorporate walking into their Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy treatment plan. Walking can help reduce tension in the pelvic floor and improve overall mobility. In addition, it’s a great low-impact exercise that can be done almost anywhere!

Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that plays a significant role in many pelvic floor physiotherapy plans. Incorporating walking can help improve overall pelvic floor function by increasing blood flow to the area, promoting healing, and strengthening surrounding muscles that support the pelvic girdle. It also aids in enhancing core stability, which indirectly supports the pelvic floor. Furthermore, walking can help manage body weight, reducing excessive pressure on the pelvic region. Regular walking routines can also improve posture and body mechanics, factors that play a vital role in pelvic health. However, it’s crucial to approach walking, and its intensity, under the guidance of a pelvic floor physiotherapist. They can provide tailored recommendations, ensuring that the activity complements the overall therapy plan and addresses the unique needs of the individual.

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