Pelvic Floor Therapy for Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction can affect any adult regardless of gender, and can come from many causes, many of which have to do with the pelvic muscles and nerves of the pelvic floor. It is not one singular medical condition, but a set of symptoms that involves some combination of persistent and recurrent problems with sexual response and desire, pain during sex, or difficulty with orgasm.
Many people suffering from some form of sexual dysfunction can find rapid and lasting relief from pelvic floor physical therapy. JAG PT’s specialist pelvic floor therapists treat conditions like these with the highest degree of sensitivity and respect for our patients, combining physical therapy modalities to help people heal their pelvic regions, restore function, reduce pain, and find fulfillment in their sexual relationships again. You can contact us to learn more, read further on sexual dysfunction below, or schedule an appointment at your nearest JAG PT location in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania.
What Are the Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction?
Some of the symptoms of sexual dysfunction may be seen in anyone, and some depend on the patient’s reproductive anatomy. Overall, these symptoms can include some combination of the following, as well as others:
- Persistent pain in the pelvis and/or genital region
- Pain during sex and/or pain with or after orgasm
- Impairment or absence of sexual desire
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pain or a sensation of tightness in the muscles of the back, pelvis, and/or thighs
- Bladder leakage during sex and/or with or after orgasm
- Tightness in the pelvic floor leading to vaginismus (vaginal muscle spasms) or vulvodynia (vulvar pain)
- Penile or clitoral pain
What Causes Sexual Dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction isn’t a single disease or condition with one immediate cause. The pelvic health problems resulting in sexual dysfunction may be the secondary effects of pelvic floor dysfunction, heart disease, metabolic disorders, hormone imbalances, endometriosis, physical trauma, or other conditions. They can also come from medication side effects, lifestyle-related causes such as smoking or alcohol use, or psychological and mental health factors.
How Can Pelvic Floor PT Treat Sexual Dysfunction?
JAG PT’s specialist pelvic floor therapists address sexual dysfunction symptoms compassionately, using a range of PT methods. Treatments that can help individuals with sexual dysfunction include pelvic floor exercise instruction and breathing training, biofeedback, manual therapy, and others. We’re also committed to patient education on actionable ways to continue rehabilitation each day and foster long-term health improvement. We’re here to help – find your nearest JAG PT location in NJ, PA, or NY or book an appointment today to begin your path to better pelvic health.