Darshana Naik

Three Words to Describe Darshana: Holistic, truth-teller, pelvic health nerd

Expertise: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, Clinical research, Public speaking

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) PhD student researching penetrative pain in women. Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Darshana is a Dual Board-Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy with more than a decade of clinical experience and one of the few in the country researching pelvic pain solutions for women. As a pelvic health expert, her holistic approach makes it easy to understand how the brain, body and world constantly interact to shape our whole health and our hole health! Her authentic personality, wealth of information and stories make it easy to destigmatize women’s intimate health.

Articles by Darshana Naik

Vaginal Dilators for painful sex

December 18, 2023|

Three common mistakes women make with dilators. Vaginal dilation is a love/hate relationship for everyone experiencing painful penetration. Vaginal dilation is a process of using a device to gradually dilate the vaginal space and prepare your muscles for intimacy. While most women ultimately find dilation helpful, it invariably starts to feel like more and more of a chore. In this blog we are going to talk about how to make the most of vaginal dilation...

Take your power back in the bedroom

May 1, 2023|

Three things to help you navigate intimacy with Vaginismus When it comes to sexy-time with your boo, vaginismus can put a cramp in your style for sure!  Vaginismus-related intense tightness and pain make women not only avoid sex but forego any and all forms of physical intimacy.  Women sometimes fear that other forms of physical closeness might put their partner in “the mood” only to say NO when it comes to penetration.  They hold back their kisses and caresses...

Power of Questions in Your Vaginismus Journey

March 2, 2023|

Three questions you need to ask your doctor One-in-Five women in the United States experience sexual pain! There are many reasons for painful sex, but vaginismus-related pain (pain related to involuntary vaginal tightening) by far has the most success rate with treatments1. In a study in 2017, nearly 73% women suffering with vaginismus were able to achieve pain-free intercourse when they received the necessary treatments1. Getting access to the right intervention starts with finding the right provider and asking...


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