How does InControl compare with Kegel exercise?
Executed correctly, Kegel (or manual) exercises strengthen the skeletal muscles of the pelvic floor. For detailed instructions on how to perform Kegel exercises correctly, please visit this site - Mayo Clinic - Kegel Exercise
However for full urinary and faecal control, it is necessary to maintain strong smooth muscle as well as strong skeletal muscles. Kegel exercise does not address weakened smooth muscle.
Tried Kegel exercise? Too difficult?
Many people find that Kegel exercises are difficult to do because:
- Their muscles are quite weak and hard to locate and isolate
- They may have lost the neural pathway "memory" to activate the muscles
- They find themselves turning on the wrong muscles
- They find it very difficult to focus and concentrate for the required length of time each day
If you fall into any of the above categories, there is another way to perform pelvic floor exercises - very easily and without brain concentration.
Oh so easy!
InControl... for men or for women
InControl is a medical device. It sends electronic signals to your pelvic floor muscles initiating a muscle strengthening contraction without any effort on your part. Every 15 seconds there is a 5 second period of contraction and a 10 second period of relaxation.
The device is forcing your muscles to do pelvic floor exercise.
Just like the manual exercises, you follow a prepared program, gradually building intensity and increasing the time performing the exercise each day.
After only a few weeks, your muscles will be getting stronger. You keep going until you are satisfied with the strength of the pelvic floor and the degree of urinary and faecal control you then have.
Unlike manual exercise, InControl strengthens involuntary (also called smooth) muscles as well as voluntary (also called skeletal) muscles. The internal urethral sphincter is an involuntary muscle and manual exercise cannot strengthen it.
Better than Kegel Exercise!