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Getting over the hurdle: restoring power and function to the pelvic floor

Tighter is not better, and strengthening is not always the answer when muscles are stiff or sore. Sandra Hilton expounds on why this is as true for the pelvic floor as stiff backs, shoulders, or ankles. Treating pelvic pain is a unique challenge because its the association with bowel, bladder, and sexual function. A common misconception is that incontinence is necessary to implicate the pelvic muscles as the cause of a deep ache or sharp pain in the female at

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