We founded Threes Physiyoga to build bridges between the different disciplines and communities within the healthcare and wellness continuum. We believe doing so best supports our overall wellbeing. And our podcast, The Body Puzzle, is the latest place where we’re putting these pieces together. Each episode includes insights from experts and specialists who will empower and challenge our beliefs. They’ll also expand our foundational knowledge, and boost our relationships to our own bodies and each other.
In this episode of our four-part series focused on the pelvic floor, host Eric Lawrence, CYT, and licensed physical therapist Brian Roy-Garland, ERYT-500, are talking about pelvic floor health for men, as it’s just as important for guys to make sure their pelvic floor muscles are functioning properly as it is for women.
“The pelvic floor, whether we’re talking about the male pelvic floor or the female pelvic floor, is a collection of muscles and ligaments and fascia,” says Roy-Garland. “Truly, there’s no reason we shouldn’t look at it as simply another region of the body that needs adequate length-tension relationships for optimal function.”
To Roy-Garland, what causes a lot of the mystery around the pelvic floor is that it’s way more complicated to grasp than, say, the anatomy of the shoulder. “It’s the intersection of muscle and skeletal function, of bowel function, of urinary function,” he says. “And it’s also the intersection of sexual function. And who doesn’t want all of those things to be functioning properly?”
While women have embraced this concept, there is still resistance around the idea of pelvic floor health for men. Hear more about why that is by listening to Roy-Garland’s episode of The Body Puzzle, below.