Category Archives: Painful Intercourse

Painful Intercourse and Physical Therapy

I have people who ask me all the time how a physical therapists can help someone who has painful intercourse.  Pelvic floor therapists are trained with the pelvic floor muscles which have a major function for intercourse. Physical therapists can help patients understand the role of these muscles through education, biofeedback training and manual cues. Therapists can also […]

Dyspareunia-What Is It?

Dyspareunia is a medical term for painful intercourse, defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. There are more than 200,000 cases per year that are diagnosed, and many more cases that are unreported.  It may be caused by infection, trauma, vaginal dryness, or malignancy.  There are other […]

Painful Intimacy

His Therapy will be offering another support group for women struggling with pelvic pain and other painful conditions involving the female urogenital system. Women who suffer from these conditions often face many physical as well as emotional limitations and frustrations, including but not limited to- decreased physical activities, inability to enjoy intimacy, depression, and isolation. […]

Manual Therapy Treatment of Dyspareunia in Females

What is Dyspareunia? Recurrent or persistent genital pain associated with sexual intercourse. We treat this condition in our office with GREAT success!  There is an article just published in the Journal of Women’s Health/Physical Therapy, January/March 2019, Volume 43, Number 1.  This is an excellent article on the efficacy of manual therapy, including methods and results published.   […]