Kegels were coined by Dr. Arnold Kegel, OB/GYN, in the 1940s to treat women suffering from urinary incontinence.
Today, kegels are used for a number of reasons, including pelvic floor rehabilitation. Kegels strengthen the pelvic floor by focusing on and controlling pelvic floor muscle movement. Over time, doing kegels can increase the tone and contractive force of the pelvic floor muscles.
Kegels are particularly helpful for treating stress incontinence, but they are also used to treat urinary urgency and frequency (overactive bladder) symptoms.
Have you done your kegels today?