Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction & women’s health physiotherapy treatment, sexual pain management in London at home or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 Westminster and Clapham SW4. Women’s health pelvic physiotherapist to treat women with sexual dysfunctions, sexual pain in London

Our physiotherapist in London is specialised in sexual dysfunctions & treatments to help women with sexual issues, painful intercourses, nerves conditions and other physical and psychological difficulties

Sexual dysfunction is a general term including a large range of various sexual issues women may encounter. Dyspareunia, or pain with sexual intercourse is the most common sexual condition suffered by women. But sexual dysfunctions can also include reduced sensations or persistent sensations of arousal.

There are many reasons why intercourse can cause pain, which can be physical as well as psychological ones, following surgery, childbirth or due as well to other various conditions (hormonal, infections, endometriosis, prolapse, muscles spasms…)

At Mummy’s Physio London, our physiotherapists expert in women’s health will be able to provide you the best advices and treatments to manage and reduce your pain or lack of sexual sensations. They have years of experience in women’s health physiotherapy and are specialised in women’s sexual dysfunctions and pelvic treatments.


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If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Women’s health physiotherapy: sexual issues and dysfunctions due to physical and psychological conditions. Sexual dysfunctions pelvic physiotherapy treatments and rehabilitation for women in London at home or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 and Clapham SW4.

If you’d rather be seen in the intimacy of your own home, we offer women’s health treatments and rehabilitation at your place in London. However, you can also be seen at one of our practices: the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 in Westminster near Victoria Station, the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument Stations and at our practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common Stations.

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and AXA PPP recognised.

For a women’s health sexual dysfunctions and sexual pain management treatments in London appointment at home or at the clinic:

0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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Our women’s health sexual dysfunction pelvic physiotherapy assessment and treatment in London for women with painful intercourse and pelvic pain

Physiotherapists will primarily assess the pelvic floor muscles (its resting tone, strength, the range of movement including both the contraction and the release phase). They also assess the muscles around the pelvis (both internally and externally) and may take measurements and assess the functional control of the pelvic floor (including coughing, pushing and drawing in). From this assessment our Women’s health physiotherapist will tailor as specific exercises and treatment program to treat you in fast, gentle and efficient way.

What is Sexual Dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is a general term including diverse sexual issues suffered by women such as reduced sensations, pain with intercourse or persistent sensations of arousal.

Pain with intercourse or Dyspareunia can also be called Vaginismus, chronic pelvic pain or Genito-Pelvic Pain Disorder (GPPD). It can also occur secondary to a condition called Vulvodynia.

What are the different kinds of sexual dysfunction?

  • Pain with intercourse
  • Reduced sensation with intercourse
  • Inability to achieve an orgasm during intercourse
  • Inability to achieve penetration
  • Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)

What are the different causes of sexual dysfunction?

There are various reasons why sexual intercourse can cause pain, including (but not limited to):

  • Infection
  • Skin condition
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal changes (pre and post-menopausal)
  • Cancer (and treatments associated with, including chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Dryness
  • Nerve conditions
  • Fear
  • Involuntary tensing/spasm of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Scar tissue
  • Changes to the anatomy after childbirth

Some women can suffer from reduced sensation, urinary leakage or inability to achieve orgasm with intercourse. This can occur after childbirth or surgery.

Other women can have as well persistent genital arousal symptoms.

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

  • Inability to achieve penetration
  • Pain inside the vagina, around the vulva or around the pelvis (including muscles and joints)
  • Reduced sensation with intercourse/inability to achieve an orgasm
  • Persistent arousal symptoms

How does pelvic physiotherapy help sexual dysfunction?

The women’s health physiotherapist completes a full assessment then form an individual treatment plan depending on what they find.

For a start, the physiotherapist assesses the pelvic floor muscle and the muscles around the pelvis (internally and externally). There is also possibility to measure and assess the functional control of the pelvic floor.

Usually, an assessment will also look at the hips, pelvis and the spine. If there is tension through the pelvic floor muscles, or if you are struggling with the coordination of a contraction (including the correct breathing patterns), the physiotherapist can assist.

Treatment may include:

  • Pain management advice and education around your condition
  • Manual release of the muscles around the pelvis (including external and internal muscles)
  • Teaching you to contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles through a full range of movement
  • Nerve gliding techniques
  • Advice around managing stress and anxiety (and referring on as needed)
  • Exercises modifications and recommendations / teaching correct breathing mechanics and patterns which can alter the pelvic floor contractile patterns

Pelvic physiotherapy’s aim is to get you managing this at home between sessions, so the physiotherapist may teach you various self-release and desensitisation techniques (sometimes utilising dilators, therawands, electrical stimulation, TENS and biofeedback machines), breathing and meditation exercises, stretches and strengthening exercises. If they suspect any infection, serious pathology or skin conditions, they can also guide you to the appropriate specialist for further assessment and management.

What are the benefit of pelvic physiotherapy rehabilitation in London?

Physiotherapy can assist with empowering patients to self-manage these conditions. Often physiotherapists can assist with reducing pain or relieving pain with intercourse, improving the pelvic floor muscle’s range of movement, mobility or strength as needed. With this, many women get an increase in sensation and learn more about how to use their pelvic floor to assist with intercourse.

When shall I consult my pelvic physiotherapist in London?

If you are struggling with painful intercourse, reduced sensation or persistent arousal, you should contact our women’s health team. If you are unsure about seeing a women’s health physiotherapist, please call/email and one of our therapists can answer your questions.

Will the assessment involve an internal check-up of the vagina and pelvic floor?

Most often yes, you will need an internal examination to assess the area, but this may not be the case. The first part of the appointment will be getting to understand your condition and asking questions. Please let your physiotherapist know if you are not comfortable having an internal examination.

If you have any questions about pelvic physiotherapy and sexual dysfunctions, please email info@mummysphysio.com or call us on 0207 125 0262.

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