Painful Intercourse Treatment
in Los Altos, CA 

Reboot + Recover + Rejuvenate
(For Men and Women)

Understanding Painful Intercourse

If you are experiencing pain during intercourse, odds are you are looking for some answers as to why and how this is happening to you. Intercourse pain, or dyspareunia, can occur due to a number of different origins/causes.  Diagnosing the cause of pain during sex can be difficult as there are many factors to take into consideration, which is why it’s better for a professional to diagnose you as soon as possible. Hopefully, what I am about to say doesn’t come as too much of a surprise but, sex should not hurt. 

Signs & Symptoms

Physical Discomfort
Soreness or Irritation
Muscle Tightness
Burning Sensation
Emotional Distress
Reduced Libido

What to Expect:


  • Worry about intimacy/relationships
  • Fear of pain
  • Self-conscious
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  • Get specific instruction
  • Get guidance through exercises from licensed professionals
  • Hands-on care and manual massage for muscle release and activation

Get your desired outcome

  • Pain-free sex
  • Ability to orgasm
  • Decreased Anxiety with intimacy
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Move better. Live better.

Move better.
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PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness, much like Los Altos itself, combines an inviting, community environment with exceptional talent. Founded and led by Kim Gladfelter, a keen, well-rounded expert of healing through movement and a dedicated team who takes a holistic approach to optimal health.

Why are you getting pain during intercourse?

 Understanding Painful Intercourse for Women

Painful intercourse is more commonly reported by females and can be attributed to several factors:

Vaginal Dryness: Insufficient lubrication can lead to friction and discomfort during penetration. This may result from hormonal changes, menopause, certain medications, or insufficient arousal.

Vaginismus: Involuntary contraction of vaginal muscles can make penetration difficult and painful.
Infections and Inflammation: Conditions like yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, or urinary tract infections can cause irritation and pain during intercourse.

Endometriosis: This condition involves tissue similar to the lining of the uterus growing outside the uterus, leading to pain and discomfort during intercourse.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Inflammation of the reproductive organs due to infection can result in pain during sexual activity.
Interstitial Cystitis: Chronic inflammation of the bladder lining can cause discomfort during intercourse.

Psychological Factors: Stress, anxiety, trauma, or negative emotional associations with sex can contribute to pain and discomfort.

It's important for individuals experiencing painful intercourse to consult a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment. Open communication with a partner and seeking medical guidance can help address the issue and improve sexual well-being.

Understanding Painful Intercourse for Men

Painful intercourse in males, though less common than in females, can be caused by various factors:

Penile Conditions: Conditions like Peyronie's disease (formation of fibrous scar tissue within the penis) or priapism (prolonged and painful erection) can lead to discomfort during intercourse.

Infections or Inflammation: Infections of the genital region, such as balanitis (inflammation of the glans penis) or prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate), can cause pain during sexual activity.

Phimosis: When the foreskin cannot be retracted, it may lead to pain during penetration or friction.

Psychological Factors: Anxiety, stress, or negative emotions related to sexual performance can contribute to muscle tension and discomfort.

Women's & Men's Guides, Coming Soon!

What Our Clients Say

  • This is great physical therapy!

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    I have had treatment from both Allison and Janet. And they are amaizing. Great accessible location and they are always good with schedules and reschedules.

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  • Well run, very experienced PTs. Great at listening to you and helping you on the road to recovery.

    Suzanne Cowan Avatar Suzanne Cowan

    Keya is a very professional, caring and highly skilled PT. She always helps me feel 100% better after my sessions with her. I’m so grateful to have her as my therapist. Thank you Keya. All the staff at PhysioFit are very helpful and courteous. One feels so welcome!

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  • I have been going to physiofit after trying several other centers that did not work for me. As an older adult in my 70’s I needed to find a therapist that really understood how to take care of my many pains and aches. This is not an easy therapist to find, I was looking for someone who both understands the anatomy of an older body but also has the caring touch and sweet demeanor. Well I was so happy to find Katrina who is all of those things she is the best therapist I have ever worked with and has completely help me transform my pain into exercises and stretches that truly support me in my healing. I could not recommend her enough she is caring, knowledgeable, and patient. I feel very grateful to her support in this process of healing my body. You will be glad to work with her. Thanks -maryam

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    Love their Pilates instructors are professional, knowledgable and perceptive. Specially Lori. Their Physical Therapist have being very helpful when dealing with knee pain.

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  • I'm very thankful to have had PhysioFit and Janet Perrino recommended to me for the physical therapy of my proximal humerus fracture. Having in office sessions focused on evaluating my progress, tuning the rehab I do on my own, and manual therapy is exactly what I was hoping for and is only possible because of Janet's knowledge and experience. It has been great!

    Robert Strong Avatar Robert Strong

    For the past 10-12 years, at various times as needed, Physiofit has provided professional, highly skilled and effective physical therapy services for myself and my husband. Everyone on staff is attentive and cares for the clients. I can highly recommend their services. Ellen Barton

    Ellen Barton Avatar Ellen Barton
  • I have seen Katrina for pelvic floor physical therapy this past year, and have struggled with nocturia for 15+ years. Prior to seeing Katrina, I saw 3 different urologists who were not able to find a solution for my night time voiding. I was given so many different medications - none of them worked. The doctors just said my symptoms were due to menopause, which was very vague and didn’t make sense to me. Waking up several times a night (every 2 hours) to urinate was very disruptive to my sleep, SO very frustrating. As someone with a complex medical history, I didn't think there would be a solution, and thought I'd have to live with this. I was pretty much ready to give up, until I found Katrina! Katrina is a very holistic therapist, she is very kind, genuine, competent, listening to my story, and doesn’t treat me like a “cookbook” patient - she really takes her time and looks at your body holistically during the evaluation. She explains everything that she is doing, which is very helpful because I've been trying to find an answer to my problem for years! She provides visual images and videos to help me learn about my issue, using the pelvic floor model as well, as I'm a visual learner. She is also very accessible - if I have any questions, she will respond to my email within 24 hours. I am now able to sleep through the night without waking up. I also don't leak urine anymore, so I don't have to wear those annoying and expensive pads when I play tennis. I have more energy throughout the day to participate in activities with my friends, which is important to me. Thank you Katrina for being my therapist and friend, problem solving with me, and never giving up on me.

    Katherine A Avatar Katherine A

    Janet is very experienced and a professional therapist. She understands the subject and the patient's issues very well. Her hands have magic. I highly recommend her.

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