Pelvic Core Health is an issue that may be overlooked when treating the female population in orthopedic settings. When a physical therapist understands the unique chain reaction biomechanics of the female body, a functional approach to pelvic core health will yield greater levels of success and address the missing link.

In this blog, the experts at Gray Institute describe what the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System is and how our Female Chain Reaction® course can help practitioners understand and address pelvic core dysfunction.

What Is the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System?

When most practitioners think of pelvic issues, childbearing women are usually the first patients who come to mind. While it’s true that many women need support resolving their pregnancy-related issues, young nulliparous females also face problems that are often overlooked and misunderstood. A comprehensive understanding of the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System (PCNS) and the body’s natural chain reactions can help physical therapists identify and treat pelvic floor dysfunction across women’s lifespans.

The PCNS is a complex system of muscles and organs in the pelvic core. These include the:

  • Abdominals
  • Respiratory diaphragm
  • Back and hip muscles
  • The pelvic floor muscles

Together, these components function as an integrated, fascially connected inner-core system.

When one or some of these components don’t function as they should, whether from injury, childbirth, or other issues, the ensuing dysfunction can lead to pain, stress or urge incontinence, and bowel dysfunction.  Unfortunately, many women think they have to live with this dysfunction because they don’t know that with the right approach, many of these issues can be resolved.

Understanding this complex system is the first step to addressing issues and helping your patients and clients live better, healthier lives.

Female Chain Reaction Can Help Address Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

At Gray Institute, we know that our body’s complex chain reactions can cause dysfunction in seemingly unrelated parts of the body. Our Female Chain Reaction course covers everything movement professionals need to know about the pelvic floor and the Pelvic Core Neuromuscular System (PCNS). When something goes wrong with these muscles, it can affect the organs, resulting in pain, incontinence, and other issues.

Conventional wisdom might suggest treating the pain, rather than the source of the dysfunction. Female Chain Reaction goes deeper, helping physical therapists and other movement professionals understand our body’s unique biomechanics and how they impact the PCNS. Instead of offering cookie-cutter tactics that address your patients’ symptoms and not their cause, you’ll be able to take a functional approach. You'll learn how to identify the sources of your patients’ issues and help them understand and work through their dysfunction and pain.

Female Chain Reaction gives you the tools to understand the unique biomechanics of the PCNS, and how the pelvic floor impacts both orthopedic conditions and the organs supported by the pelvic floor.

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Need to Understand Pelvic Health? Gray Institute Can Help

At Gray Institute, we believe that everyone deserves to lead dignified, pain-free lives. However, pelvic core issues keep many women from living life to their fullest. When you understand how the body works, you know how to help it heal. That’s why we created our Female Chain Reaction course: to help physical therapists and other movement professionals understand the tools and education they need to achieve comprehensive results for their clients.

To learn more about Female Chain Reaction, pelvic core dysfunction treatment, or our other courses, please feel free to reach out to us! We’re always happy to speak with passionate movement professionals about how you can develop your career at Gray Institute and how to find your best fit with us. Ready to get started? You can enroll today and claim your spot in one of our most popular courses, available online and in-person.

We look forward to speaking with you!