A prospective study of pelvic floor physical therapy: pain and psychosexual outcomes in provoked vestibulodynia.

@article{Goldfinger2009APS,
  title={A prospective study of pelvic floor physical therapy: pain and psychosexual outcomes in provoked vestibulodynia.},
  author={Corrie Goldfinger and Caroline F Pukall and Evelyne Gentilcore-Saulnier and Linda McLean and Susan M Chamberlain},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 7},
  pages={1955-68}
}
INTRODUCTION Research suggests that increased tension in the pelvic floor muscles of women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD, the most common form of chronic vulvar pain) may play an important role in maintaining and exacerbating their pain. However, no prospective studies of pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) for PVD have been carried out. AIM This study prospectively examined the effectiveness of a PFPT intervention in treating the pain and sexual and psychological components of PVD, and… CONTINUE READING
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