Are doing kegels a thing?

Are doing kegels a thing?
Are doing kegels a thing?

Are doing kegels a thing is a common question we get as Women’s Health Physical Therapists.

Yes, doing Kegel exercises is indeed a “thing.”

Kegel exercises are a form of pelvic floor muscle training that involves contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.

These exercises are commonly recommended for both men and women to help strengthen the muscles that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum.

Kegel exercises can be beneficial for various reasons, including:

  1. Urinary Incontinence: Kegels can help improve control over urinary incontinence, particularly stress urinary incontinence, where leakage occurs during activities like laughing, coughing, or lifting.
  2. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: They can provide support for pelvic organs that may have descended or prolapsed, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum.
  3. Sexual Function: For some individuals, Kegel exercises may enhance sexual function by increasing pelvic muscle tone.
  4. Preparation for Childbirth: Pregnant individuals may perform Kegels to prepare their pelvic floor muscles for childbirth.
  5. Postpartum Recovery: After childbirth, Kegel exercises can aid in the recovery of pelvic muscle tone.
  6. Prostate Health: Men with prostate issues, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or after prostate surgery, may benefit from Kegels to improve bladder control.


It’s important to note that Kegel exercises should be done correctly to be effective.

Consulting with a pelvic health specialist can provide guidance on how to perform Kegels correctly and develop a personalized exercise plan. These exercises can be a valuable tool in promoting pelvic health and addressing specific issues related to the pelvic floor muscles.

Treatment options for pelvic floor therapy

Pelvic floor physical therapy is valuable for both men and women who experience pelvic floor issues, such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. It can significantly improve quality of life and help individuals regain control and confidence in their pelvic health.

At PhysioFit of NC, we have the expert team in pelvic floor physical therapy to help you to the fullest.

We provide a comprehensive treatment approach through our Women’s Health Program.  This includes manual therapy and exercises to improve conditions related to the pelvic floor muscles.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can help you!