What are Kegel Exercises?
Kegels are an exercise designed to strengthen the pelvic floor. They are so named after the American gynecologist Arnold Henry Kegel who proposed this as a first line of treatment for urinary incontinence in 1948. Today, we also refer to this exercise as a pelvic floor contraction and use it for various other conditions.
The aim of a pelvic floor contraction is to train the muscles that run like a sling or hammock from the pubic bone (the bone just above the genitals) down and back towards the tailbone.