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Schmidt, L. K. 2023. Importance of Pelvic Floor Education and Rehabilitation Techniques for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Review. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Katherine Schmidt 2023


The pelvic floor is the collection of many muscles forming what is often called the pelvic girdle. Understanding the different muscles and their roles is an important part of pelvic floor education. Although both males and females have pelvic floors, there is a lack of knowledge of basic anatomy seen in adolescents and young adults. This review analyzes the importance of providing more education for students about the pelvic floor, gives examples of common pelvic disorders for young adults, and provides details on the physical therapy rehabilitation techniques offered today to treat these conditions.