Female Pelvic Pain.
Pelvic pain is often complex and is not something that women readily discussed, thus most women suffer in silence, with consequences for intimacy and impacts on their relationship. Pelvic pain occurs in approximately 25% of women, with well researched evidence that pelvic floor physiotherapy can reduce and improve the symptoms of pelvic pain.
How does pelvic pain occur?
Pelvic pain is often multifactorial, but the main things that can worsen or cause ongoing pelvic pain and painful intercourse includes:
Painful periods, often paired with a diagnosis of endometriosis,ovarian cysts,polycystic ovary syndrome,
What are the signs and symptoms of pelvic pain or painful intercourse?
How can we help with pelvic pain?
Most clients who have pelvic pain are often worried about exacerbation of pelvic pain with touching your abdominal area, and with the completion of an internal vaginal examination.
During your initial consultation, physiotherapist Aileen spends most of her time listening to your history and your concerns. She is very gentle and compassionate, and will only complete any further assessments (including vaginal examination) once you are happy to proceed and only if she deems it necessary to address your pelvic pain.
Physiotherapist Aileen believes in completing a thorough and comprehensive assessment, setting clear and achievable goals with you and further explains the contributing factors and causes for your pain. A treatment plan is further discussed with a self-management with pelvic pain to reduce your pain levels, improve your quality of life and to enable you to return to pain-free intercourse.