Navigating Your Initial Pelvic PT Appointment: A Comprehensive Guide Welcome to an important step: your first pelvic PT appointment. Let's demystify this process and shed light on what to expect during this pivotal healthcare encounter. If you prefer to receive this information in video format, you can access it HERE.
Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Alyssa Chavez about her journey through the challenges of endometriosis and infertility. In this interview, she cries as she recounts the pain of losing her pregnancy and the difficulties of trying to conceive. In fact, both of cry as she discusses miscarriage and her repeated attempts to conceive and carry a child.
Vibrators are an excellent way to stimulate the clitoris, which is the primary organ of female sexual pleasure. However people of all genders and genitalia can enjoy vibrator use! Here is a list of the best vibrators for people with limited mobility.
“It’s all in your head.” “Just relax.” “Have a glass of wine before sex.” These are direct quotes, from uneducated and insensitive gynecologists, to my patients when they try to open up about the difficulty they are having with sex. Patients leave these visits feeling like they are crazy or defective. Some patients have gone decades in sexless marriages, not knowing that they had a diagnosis for which treatment was available.
30 years of sexual pain, presumed to be an ovarian cyst, resolved with 12 sessions of pelvic floor physical therapy.
This article is intended to overview my perspective on exercise for patients with coccydynia. Of course, you should always consult with your physician or physical therapist prior to engaging in any exercise program, whether specific to coccydynia or in general, to make sure that you are safe to participate!
I had a patient ask recently about the use of valium suppositories for pelvic pain due to tight muscles. Specifically they were concerned about whether or not the medication would be felt in the rest of the body.
What if one day, for no apparent reason, you started having pain when you tried to sit. No injury proceeded this- no fall, no sexual trauma, no infection. Just a seemly random, inexplicable pain at your tailbone in sitting.
In a previous article, I discussed some of the many possible causes of female sexual pain. In this follow-up I will discuss how physical therapy can address some sources of pain with sex, give guidance on how to find a therapist, and offer tips to consider when engaging in this specialized type of physical therapy.
The Mayo Clinic terms pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact as “sexual pain disorder,” and categorizes this as a type of female sexual dysfunction. More commonly we speak of “dyspareunia” to refer to pain with sex. It can present in a number of different ways; it may be internal or external, it may or may not prevent orgasm, and it may even occur after sexual activity.