Not all pelvic floor dysfunction is related to weaknesses in the pelvic floor, therefore, kegels will not cure all pelvic health concerns.
So many patients come in and tell be they have been doing their kegels but still have dysfunction. What if I told you that your muscles may also be too tight and the tension is what is creating your dysfunction. Like all muscles, the pelvic floor musculature must be able to contract fully AND relax fully. What if I also told you that you likely aren’t doing your kegels correctly, sometimes dysfunction comes from not being able to activate the correct muscles. Further, as our body is interconneted, you might have dysfunction that is stemming from another of the body.
There are a lot of myths out there when it comes to pelvic health and instead of turning to Dr. Google, why not turn to your local womens’ health physiotherapist.
If you have pelvic floor dysfunction, a pelvic floor physiotherapist can help. After a thorough exam, a treatment program will be created to specifically help you with your unique needs. Every body is unique therefore needs to be treated as such.