Pain during sex for women

Pain During Sex & Women Sexual Dysfunctions Physiotherapy treatment in London at home or at our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 and Clapham SW4, With our Women’s Health Physiotherapy specialist in sexual issues and pain during intercourse.

What physiotherapy can do to treat my sexual dysfunction and my pain during sex?

Sexual dysfunctions can include a various range of different conditions, from dyspareunia or vaginism to lack of sexual sensations, persistent symptoms of arousal or pain during intercourse.

Pelvic physiotherapy can help you self-manage your sexual dysfunctions as well as relieve or reduce the pain during sex, either chronic or happening only during intercourse. It will aim as well to improve the pelvic floor muscle’s flexibility, mobility and strength. This sexual dysfunction treatment will have you retrieve a more normal sexual life, without pain and more sensation.

Physiotherapist Specialised in Sexual Pain in London

At Excellence Physiotherapy London, our physiotherapists specialised in Women’s Health are experts in sexual dysfunctions and can provide the best treatment programs specifically tailored to your needs in order to manage, stop your pain during sex or increase your reduced sensations. They have years of experience and an extensive knowledge in sexual conditions and pelvic physiotherapy.


If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

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 physiotherapist specialised in women sexual dysfunctions to help you treat your pain during sex, lack of sensations or persistent symptoms of arousal, in London at home or at one of our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia SW1 and Clapham SW4.

If you feel more comfortable to be seen in the intimacy of your own place, our physiotherapist can see you at your home in London, but there is also possibility to see you and treat you at one of our practices: the Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Monument and Liverpool stations, the Light Centre Belgravia SW1 near Victoria station in Westminster, or at our therapy room in Make Me Feel Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For an appointment for women’s health sexual dysfunctions and sexual pain management treatments in London at home or at the clinic: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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More information about women’s pain during sex & sexual dysfunctions treatments in London

What happens during a women’s health physiotherapy session for sexual dysfunctions in London to avoid pain during sex?

The session will start with a complete assessment where the physiotherapist will evaluate the muscles around the pelvis, the pelvic floor muscles and their functional control. She will have a look at the hips, pelvis and spine as well in order to start programming an individual treatment depending on the diagnosis and your needs.

What are the different physiotherapy treatments for sexual dysfunctions?

Treatments may include:

  • Education around your condition
  • Pain management advices
  • Manual release of the muscles around the pelvis
  • Lessons on how to contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles with specific movements
  • Nerve gliding techniques
  • Advice around managing any stress or anxiety you might be feeling
  • Lessons on breathing techniques to alter the pelvic floor contractile patterns

Pelvic physiotherapy will help you be independent and able to self-manage these treatments at home between sessions. That’s why you will learn various self-release and desensitisation techniques (sometimes with the help of electrical stimulation, dilators, therawands, TENS and biofeedback machines), breathing and meditation exercises, stretches and strengthening exercises.

Your physiotherapist will also be able to refer you to any other specialist if they suspect any infection, serious pathology or skin conditions.

What is exactly a sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is a term that includes different sexual conditions women can suffer from, such as:

  • Sexual pain during intercourse (dyspareunia, vaginism)
  • Chronic pelvic pain or genito-pelvic pain
  • Lack of sexual sensations
  • Inability to achieve orgasm
  • Inability to achieve penetration
  • Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)

What can cause pain during sex & sexual dysfunctions?

Sexual dysfunctions can happen because of:

  • Infections
  • Skin or nerve conditions
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal changes due to menopause
  • Cancer
  • Prolapse
  • Dryness
  • Psychological fear
  • Scar tissue
  • Involuntary spasms of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Changes to the body after childbirth or surgery