How it all works together
So, let's talk about how it all works - when it's working the way it should! Take a look at the handy diagram and follow the arrows. When everything works well, the pelvic ﬂoor lifts at the same time as the deep abdominals draw in and there is no change in breathing. This action causes the pressure inside to rise and prepares our bodies for movement.
When things aren't working so well, one part might do its job without the others, so as it draws in, the other parts naturally want to bulge out.
Why know all this? Like any muscles, once you know where your pelvic ﬂoor muscles are and how they work, you can visualise and consciously control them, so you can prevent bladder problems.