Take a Tour of the Pelvic Floor {VIDEO}

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer5 Comments

We talk A LOT on this blog about the pelvic floor. But lately, we’re not the only ones hanging around the pelvic floor. Today everyone seems to be going there!

New moms, not-so-new moms, and Baby Boomers—two groups famous for their proactiveness, are beginning to get focused on their pelvic floor health—specifically, on matters of incontinence and prolapse. Meanwhile, health buffs are suddenly being clued into all the benefits of paying attention to the well-being of this part of the human bod. And thankfully, the subject of pelvic floor pain is now coming up loud and clear on the medical community’s radar.

With all this talk of the pelvic floor, we’ve been getting a lot of basic anatomy questions. How many muscles are in the pelvic floor? Where does the pelvic floor begin and end? How is the female pelvic floor different from the male pelvic floor?

Now, thanks to the folks at The Anatomy Zone, the pelvic floor anatomy no longer has to be a mystery. In fact, you can now take two brilliant 3-D tours of the pelvic floor, complete with British-accented tour guide. Just click on the videos below to begin your tours! Enjoy!

Pelvic Floor Part 1 – The Pelvic Diaphragm

Pelvic Floor Part 2 – Perineal Membrane and Deep Perineal Pouch

Special thanks to The Anatomy Zone!

Another spectacular resource for pelvic floor anatomy compiled by The Pelvic Guru: “The Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource: Articles, Links, and Videos, Oh My!”


  1. thank you so much for showing this. I have pudendal nerve entrapment which has totally consumed my life. Trying to find answers after a failed pudendal nerve trans vaginal decompression surgery in 2007

    1. Hi Joan,

      Please check out the blog next week (or the following) we’re working on a blog post about that very topic!

      Also, Stephanie and Liz have worked with many patients just like you–PNE diagnosis/failed decompression surgery. They do free 15-minute phone consults, so feel free to call the office to schedule one!

  2. Excellent pelvic floor muscle visual. I now have a better frame of reference when using my pelvic wand to help my pelvic muscles recall their “normal” position.

    Thanks again for this very informative web site.

    A pelvic floor dysfunction survivor…

    1. Im glad you found relief from this terrible problem. My daughter has not been able to get any relief from any doctors. How did you get the wand and how does it work?

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