Individuals suffering from endo or chronic pelvic pain (CPP) often have abdominal and/or pelvic pain of some kind. A common compensation for this is to round forward and protect the area that is painful. ???? This causes increased pressure on our pelvic floor and weakens our core.

A common muscle that associated with core weakness is the transverse abdominus (Ta) muscle. This muscle is extremely important for maintaining proper postural alignment and is essential for stabilization of the spine. It is designed to work with your lower back muscles not force the lower back to do the job of both muscles which often happens. Activation of this muscle is very specific and gentle and can be done in a number of positions.

Here is an example of how you would engage your transverse abdominus muscle in the side lying position.