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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

The Pelvic Floor is a Trampoline, Not a Biceps

Updated: Feb 14

Are we still using the biceps analogy for the pelvic floor? Trying to explain the length-tension relationship? There's a better way!

In the Essential Pelvic Strengthening: Not Your Mama's Kegels course I teach we should be explaining the pelvic floor more as a trampoline.

The Pelvic Floor is a Trampoline, Not a Biceps

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It's a more nuanced analogy that helps explain resting tone, how important the surrounding structure is, and how the pelvic floor behaves in a more involuntary fashion.

Check out the 'sode for why I think it's a better analogy for ourselves and our patients!

Essential Pelvic Strengthening

If you'd like to learn more about how the pelvic floor is much more like a trampoline - along with standing assessments, how to make ANY exercise a pelvic floor exercise, and move beyond just an Isolationist (Kegel-based) approach - make sure to check out the Essential Pelvic Strengthening ( We hope you join us there and join the Pelvic PT 2.0 Movement!

As Nicole said in the full episode:

"If we start teaching people an incorrect way, we start to think like that, and that biceps analogy just does not work." - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

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Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.

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