Most people have tight overworked Psoas muscles. This comes about from our constant sitting positions which compresses the Psoas muscles and creates
huge forces onto the low spine and discs.
These forces are responsible for ruptured discs: usually the L4/5 levels resulting in Back pain
The Psoas muscles are stragegically placed into the pelvis also: and their ability to put huge pressure onto the bladder and the bowel has been documented in various medical journals.
I also think these huge muscles could be responsible and contributing to weak pelvic floor muscles: the ‘sling muscles’ as they are known are the group that are targeted in people with incontinence to strengthen them. Why? because the bladder sits just above these muscles and the urethra from the bladder passes through them.
So the current reasoning is that if we strengthen these sling muscles then that will help with stress incontinence.
I would like to propose a different rationale that looks at this in a different way. I have enabled many women with stress incontinence to achieve good resolution to their incontinence through treating only the Psoas muscles.
This is what I think is contributing to incontinence. The Psoas muscles are huge forces pushing downwards into the Pelvic cavity. If we can stop or at least reverse this push onto the bladder from above then start to soften and make the Psoas muscles more fluid: then the pressure from above can be greatly reduced onto the bladder. So like the boy who puts his finger into the dyke to stop the water from the dam: we can take the pressure off from above.