The pelvic floor is a diamond-shaped sheet of 14 muscles that act like a sling or hammock from the tailbone (coccyx) to the pubic bone (front to back) and from one sitting bone to the other sitting bone (side to side). Pelvic floor muscles are normally firm and thick and are able to move down and up.
The pelvic floor muscles provide support to our core and internal organs that lie on it. It also has the ability to provide us with conscious control over the bladder and bowel which enables us to delay emptying until it is convenient for us to do so.
The pelvic floor muscles also help with posture, pregnancy and sexual function.