Did you know that the pelvic floor is made of more than one muscle?
There are actually several different muscles that make up the pelvic floor. Deep hip rotators (obturator internus and piriformis), while not pelvic floor muscles, are also included in many exams because of their close proximity.
Fun fact: Obturator internus issues can closely mimic piriformis issues- so if you think your piriformis is the problem, but it isn’t getting better, it may be your obturator internus.
To really know what is going on, it’s important to assess ALL of them (if possible). Sometimes people have issues with the entire pelvic floor muscle group, but in most cases, issues are only present in some of the pelvic floor muscles.
Treatment will be more effective when you are addressing the source of the problem.
Do you have questions about the pelvic floor? Feel free to message me.
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