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Elite athletes

Elite athletes such as gymnasts, trampolinists and runners, or people who play high impact sports such as basketball, netball or running, are at increased risk of developing pelvic floor problems.  This is because of the constant and excessive downward pressure that these sports place on their pelvic floor.

If you are at increased risk of pelvic floor problems it is advisable to consider a pelvic floor safe exercise program to protect your pelvic floor from further damage.  It is also important to see a continence professional for diagnosis, treatment and management.

For further information visit a continence professional or contact the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66.

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