Based on statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), almost a quarter of women in the United States have pelvic floor related problems. As a treatment to address this problem, Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises, also known as kegel exercises, are often recommended.
Kegel exercises involve a recurrent contraction and relaxation of the muscles located on the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles have a starring role in sexual stimulation, response, and satisfaction for women. The hypotonic or hypertonic state of the muscles can lead to complications during urinary incontinence and sexual intercourse or orgasm.
The purpose of the kegel exercises is to produce positive outcomes and contribute to an improvement in women’s sexual satisfaction and other related pelvic health benefits. Certified pelvic floor therapists at Oklahoma Physical Therapy have the skills to conduct the best kegel exercises that can improve women’s pelvic health, as there are coordinated ways to perform these exercises efficiently.
Benefits of kegel exercises
- Increases the strength of the muscles that are involved in reaching pleasurable sexual sensations/orgasms
- Increases the awareness of the satisfying sexual sensation muscles
- Treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse avoidance and management
How to perform kegel exercises
You must identify the precise muscles to contract and relax for a kegel exercise.
- The first step is to try to stop the urination process during your short call. However, you should not just stop abruptly or on a regular basis to avoid harm.
- It is recommended that you attempt to hold your contractions for 2-3 seconds and then release.
- After that, you can practice it regularly during your day to day activities such as when driving, standing, etc. This can be very discrete as it does not create any attention from parties nearby. You should do five sets of a maximum of ten repetitions each day.
How we can help
Irrespective of your capability to perform the above exercises, you should visit our certified and highly trained women’s health physical therapist at Oklahoma Physical Therapy. The therapist will work with you to create an effective treatment plan that will yield great benefits. Contact us today and let us help you start the journey to better pelvic health.