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 help with soft tissue massage/myofascial release of the pelvic floor muscles which are tight and have trigger points. People who have pain usually have problems with relaxation and tense up their muscles during intercourse. Teaching relaxation techniques and stretches are also a significant part of the therapy. Treatment can be very beneficial and even after 3 or 4 sessions patients began to have significant relief.
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