Your pelvic floor muscles form the base of your pelvis. They stretch like a hammock from the pubic bone to the tailbone, and from side to side. Before you start pelvic floor exercises you will need to learn to activate these muscles correctly.
Many people find it difficult to activate their pelvic floor muscles, so initially this is best done with help from a pelvic health physiotherapist.
The physiotherapist can use a real-time ultrasound to give you visual feedback, so that you can see when you are contracting and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles. They will give you strategies to master this if needed. Your pelvic health physiotherapist will then design a pelvic floor muscle training program for you to work on at home.