A specialist pelvic health physiotherapist can help diagnose the cause and treat the symptoms of sexual dysfunction.

There are many reasons for persistent or recurrent pain either in or around the vagina that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. There are many reasons for this; sometimes, the pelvic floor muscles are overworking or there may be a related complex psychosomatic condition.

  • vulvodynia can present as burning, increased pain with sitting, sensitive to touch, stinging
  • vaginismus is a condition that presents with a muscle spasm in the pelvic floor muscles

If pain occurs during deep penetration or is more acute in particular positions, it may be the result of medical treatment or a medical condition such as cystisis, endometriosis, fibroids, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease or prolapse.