You may have heard that Kegel exercises (also known as pelvic floor muscle exercises) are not only a great way to help strengthen weak pelvic floor muscles, but can be something to try for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) to improve bladder control. (SUI is the unintentional loss of urine with physical exertion — like coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising and lifting things.)
But you might be wondering, how to I do a Kegel? Pelvital’s in-house pelvic floor physical therapist and manager of customer care, Leah Fulker, PT, DPT, breaks it down in this video.
If you’re still not sure about Kegels, you can reach out to Leah via our free Ask a PT service to get answers to your questions about Kegels, the pelvic floor or SUI.
More to explore
- Interested in learning more about the pelvic floor? Check out our in-depth Demystifying the Pelvic Floor video.
- Want to learn more about what you can do at home to reduce or treat SUI leaks? Read our expert at home tips and our top 10 questions about Flyte, Pelvital’s at-home, 5-minute per day treatment.