Continuing to Debunk Pelvic Floor Myths

There are many myths about pelvic floor muscle exercises. Here we explore the most common myths and misconceptions and reveal the truth between fact and fiction.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises are done by stopping the flow of urine over the toilet

This is a common misconception. Stopping the flow of urine on the toilet is not an exercise but is one way of identifying the pelvic floor muscles.

I'm too old for pelvic floor muscle exercises

Some people say "Pelvic floor muscle exercises won't work for me, I'm too old". This is not true. Age is no barrier to the benefits of pelvic floor muscle exercises. There is evidence to suggest that older people are just as likely to benefit from pelvic floor muscle exercises for incontinence as younger people.

I've had a baby, the damage is done

Just because you've had a baby doesn't mean pelvic floor muscle exercises won't help. Postnatal pelvic floor muscle exercises have been shown to assist in the recovery of pelvic floor muscle function and to reduce or cure the likelihood of urinary incontinence in women who have had instrumental births or big babies.