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- medially attachment: ischium and pubis of the pelvic bone
- lateral attachment: lateral border of the coccyx and the anococcygeal body/raphe
- stabilizes the pelvic floor
- stabilizes the sacroiliac joint
– The levator ani and coccygeus are two pelvic floor muscles that can be easily accessed from the outside of the body.
– Depending on client comfort, the levator ani can be worked either ipsilaterally or contralaterally.
– The levator ani is best worked through draping.