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Dyspareunia is defined as persistent pain in the vaginal area before, during, or after sexual intercourse.1,2 The etiology is uncertain in the medical literature, but evidence proposes that pain and dysfunction of pelvic floor muscles (PFM) can contribute to dyspareunia and other forms of chronic pelvic pain.1,2 The information contained in this case report is clinically relevant because it presents evidence that dyspareunia can be treated safely with physical therapy techniques on a patient with a complex medical history.
San Marcos, CA
Physical Therapy Specialty, Dyspareunia, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor, Exercise Therapy, Musculoskeletal Manipulations
DiToro, D.; Mason-Cover, M.; Hazelton, C.; Burke-Doe, Annie; and Miller, Marilyn, "Conservative Therapy of Patient with Dyspareunia in a Post-menopausal State with Co-morbidities Including Previous Breast Cancer and Valve Replacement: A Case Report" (2018). San Marcos, Fall 2018. 4.