The Better Bladder Center has a program for providing you with information about your bladder, kegel muscles, and nerves. This method has been used for decades and has been introduced to Polk County, Florida 8 years ago in Winter Haven. It is very valuable at strengthening your muscles and nerves for better control. It has even been used for stoke or accident victims.
This treatment for loss of bladder control is not new. Since 1940, Dr. Arnold Kegel has been teaching his patients how to strengthen the muscles that support the bladder. Because these muscles do not move bones, we forget that they are there, which allows them to get weaker.
Proper Technique for Kegel Exercises
Most women either hear or read about the importance of doing Kegels. And while this is true, the most important step that is forgotten is to make sure you are doing the contractions right. There are two ways you can do so:
- Determine on your own
- Have your physician help you
If you try to do the exercises on your own, try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles as if you were trying to hold back gas in an elevator. The easiest way to first determine if you are doing it right is to see if you can stop your urine stream. While this is great advice on how to check if being done right, some women think they should check every day. Unfortunately, doing this every day confuses your bladder, and trains it to stop while it is trying to empty. At most, check once every 2 weeks if you are able to stop your stream.
If you cannot stop your stream, then you should visit your physician. Your provider will be able to do a pelvic exam, determine if you are doing the exercises correctly, and assess your pelvic floor strength. You can then get an exercise prescription based on your current level of strength, and not by what everyone else is given.
If your physician is not able to help you, please feel free to contact us and we will show you proper techniques and provide you an exercise regimen specifically tailored to you.
Super Kegels for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
Our program helps educate you on proper technique for kegel squeeze, electrically stimulates your muscles, which provides “super” contractions, which in turn increases muscle strength, and uses special frequency to calm overactive nerves. Using our computerized system, you will be able to see your control improve.
Benefits of Super Kegels
The Better Bladder Center is safe, non-invasive, and as effective as surgery and medications. The method can be used before or after surgery for bladder and prostate surgery. The methods used has received the highest rating possible by the AHCPR Guideline. It is even covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.