A study conducted in 1991 stated that 50% of women were unable to perform a correct pelvic floor contraction after verbal instruction ( Bump at al 1991). Have a read of this leaflet, written by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, which gives good advice on pelvic floor function and exercises. If you have been doing your exercises consistently and are not feeling any change in symptoms, it might be worth getting a pelvic floor exam to ensure you are doing your exercises properly. Check out my website for more information on Women’s Health treatments available. Remember your pelvic floor is a very important part of your core.