Are you pushing out your pee?
If so, you’re teaching your brain to tense the pelvic floor muscles instead of relaxing them when it’s necessary. This pressure change around the bladder neck and urethra can actually help with full and complete voiding (also known as urinating or peeing). By learning how to relax your pelvic floor consciously, you will be able to reduce the pressure in that area and successfully empty your bladder. It’s important to note that this process can take a bit of time and practice, but with some dedication you will be able to reap the benefits!
Over time, if a patient consistently uses the wrong muscles during urination, they may develop an abnormal start/stop pattern in their flow. This occurs when incorrect muscle groups are used to push out urine instead of the pelvic floor muscles that should be responsible for this action. As a result, these muscles become confused as to what they should be doing while urinating and can cause the flow to start and stop in an irregular pattern. Pelvic floor training helps restore normal urination habits by strengthening these key muscles, making them better equipped to handle their natural functions. With regular pelvic floor exercises, patients will be able to maintain a healthy level of bladder control over time.
5 Techniques For Proper Urination:
- Breathe (with your belly and rib cage, not the chest and neck)
- Position Your Pelvic Floor Ideally (knees above hips)
- Use the “Double Void” Technique
- Give Your Bladder a Manual Queue
- Our Sarton Secret: Sacral Stimulation!