Flashcards in Day 3- Pelvic floor Deck (9):
What are the functions of the pelvic floor?
Where could the deep pelvic floor muscles (coccygeous and obdurator internus) refer?
Butt, coccyx, urethra, vagina, posterior thigh
Where could the abdominal muscles refer pain to?
Bilateral symptoms, heartburn, genital, groin
What aggravates pelvic floor symptoms?
What could ease pelvic floor symptoms?
What might you palpate if you expect pelvic floor dysfunction?
diastasis rectus abdominus
What ROM may be impaired with pelvic floor dysfunction?
What questions might you ask to screen for pelvic floor dysfunction?
- Changes to your bowel and bladder function? Frequency or urgency?
- Constipation or straining?
- Pain during intercourse?