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Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction

 

Pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction can be very distressing and it can be a challenge to find the right help. Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists work with other health professionals when necessary, and have a holistic approach to treatment.

Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists treat patients with a range of diagnoses, including:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Overactive pelvic floor
  • Vulvodynia/vestibulodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome

Treatment has a biopsychosocial basis, using evidence from the latest pain science research. Goals are to relieve pain and promote optimum bladder, bowel and sexual function.

Treatment includes:

  • Education on pain mechanisms
  • Pain relief strategies
  • Pelvic floor downtraining
  • General relaxation and breathing training
  • Posture and movement advice
  • Pelvic floor stretch and release techniques
  • Use of biofeedback or TENS if required
  • Dilator therapy