A Tele Rehabilitation Approach for the Treatment of Dyspareunia: Case Report

Authors

  • Borkar Sudini
  • Dave Binal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i2.18032

Keywords:

hypertonic pelvic floor dysfunction, Telerehabilitation, Dyspareunia, non-relaxing pelvic floor muscles

Abstract

Painful sexual intercourse, also called as Dyspareunia, may be due to a medical or psychological causes.
Women with painful sexual intercourse may have pain in the Vagina, Clitoris or Labia. The pain would
primarily be on the External surfaces or deeper in the pelvis. Medically, Dyspareunia is a pelvic floor
dysfunction and affects up to 53% of adult women and remains underdiagnosed. A multidisciplinary
approach is needed for a complete rehabilitation of the dysfunction. As a part of the rehabilitation team,
A Pelvic floor therapist also plays a crucial role in treating the Tone and the Strength of the Pelvic floor
muscles.
But during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the social distancing norms, the pelvic floor therapist faced
a challenge in treating this concern. The current case report describes the Telerehabilitation approach
and progressive intervention administered by the authors for Hypertonic pelvic floor dysfunction, to
improve the quality of life and the strength of the pelvic floor of the women’s during the lockdown or
when reaching the therapist gets difficult

Author Biographies

Borkar Sudini

Senior Women’s Health Care Therapist Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Dave Binal

Painful sexual intercourse, also called as Dyspareunia, may be due to a medical or psychological causes.
Women with painful sexual intercourse may have pain in the Vagina, Clitoris or Labia. The pain would
primarily be on the External surfaces or deeper in the pelvis. Medically, Dyspareunia is a pelvic floor
dysfunction and affects up to 53% of adult women and remains underdiagnosed. A multidisciplinary
approach is needed for a complete rehabilitation of the dysfunction. As a part of the rehabilitation team,
A Pelvic floor therapist also plays a crucial role in treating the Tone and the Strength of the Pelvic floor
muscles.
But during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the social distancing norms, the pelvic floor therapist faced
a challenge in treating this concern. The current case report describes the Telerehabilitation approach
and progressive intervention administered by the authors for Hypertonic pelvic floor dysfunction, to
improve the quality of life and the strength of the pelvic floor of the women’s during the lockdown or
when reaching the therapist gets difficult

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Published

2022-04-13