As part of training for my new pelvic floor concentration, I used biofeedback equipment to test my kegel strength and coordination. While I wasn’t expecting high scores, I was shocked to see my poor attempt at a kegel looked more like a muscle twitch on the biofeedback graph. And to top it off, I used every muscle in my lower body to get a whopping score of 9! Just to give you a frame of reference, that is about 25% of the normal value for women. I have since devoted 20 minutes a day to kegeling and am happy to say my scores are climbing quickly and are now around 25.
|Candice Amat, PT, DPT|