Doctors Recommend Pelvic Exercises that Don’t Work for Most Women!

Have you ever told your doctor you have a leaky bladder? Chances are good s/he told you to do Kegel exercises–try to stop the flow of urine while you are urinating.  “Do that several times a day and in 3 months, you should be good as new!” a physician told a friend of mine.

If you try to “pull in” as if to stop the flow of urine, it is easy to “recruit” adjacent muscles to do the work.  Example:  try pulling in right now.  Did your buttocks also tighten?  That is an example of recruiting nearby muscles.  It is also an example of an incorrect way of doing a Kegel exercise.  Now when I tell you that it is difficult for people to know if they are doing the Kegel exercise correctly, you know what I mean.  Short of hooking up biofeedback electrodes, it is difficult to know if you are isolating the exact muscles you are targeting in this exercise..

Studies indicate that Kegels actually do not work for 6 out of 10 women who try them.  And worse, for those women for whom they do actually work, it takes many weeks or months–if at all–to experience the results of fewer leaks..

Our pelvic floor exercise program targets the same pelvic floor muscles that Kegels aim to strengthen, but the good news is you can see results in just a few weeks and they are very simple to perform.  With this good news, who needs Kegels?

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