Pelvic Floor + Postpartum Lower Body

Postpartum Pelvic Floor and Lower Body

The pelvic floor + lower body are both affected postpartum. The feet are especially affected because of the relaxin that lingers in the body for up to 1 year! The muscles of the pelvic floor are found between the tailbone [ coccyx ] and the pubic bone. These muscles create supportive foundation for our organs as we go about life on two legs!

The Chiropractic Role in the Pelvic Floor 

  • adjusting the sacrum + pubic bone 
  • adjusting the SI joint 
  • studies show that adjusting the SI joint causes activation of the abdominal muscles - a strong core is a strong pelvic floor! [ 1 ]

Although we do not do ANY internal pelvic floor work, we do work closely with the sacrum + pubic bone as well as the muscles attaching on the external surface. These muscles include:

  • psoas [ hip flexor ] 
  • adductors [ inner thigh muscles ] 
  • piriformis + glutes [ butt muscles ] 

Products for Tailbone Pain:  

Top 6 Pelvic Floor Conditions 


  1. rib + diaphragm pain 
  2. pubic symphysis dysfunction [ SPD ] 
  3. tailbone + low back pain 
  4. diastasis recti [ DR } 
  5. incontinence / leaking 
  6. painful sex 


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Spine + Pelvic Floor Stabilizers : 




Plantar Fasciitis Postpartum

Foot / heel pain is common postpartum because the relaxin that remains in the body [ for up to one year ] keeps the ligaments of the foot loose and "unstable". 

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It can cause a stabbing pain that shows up early in the morning. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Exercises: 

- calf massage 

- arch stripping + foot adjustments 

- tennis ball + frozen water ball foot massage 

- heel + calf stretch on the wall 

Find the video demonstration HERE!


Products to Combat Leg / Foot Pain : 





[ 1 ] Marshall P, Murphy B. The Effect of Sacroiliac Joint Manipulation on Feed-Forward Activation Times of the Deep Abdominal Musculature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2006;29(3):196-202


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