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Pelvic floor rehabilitation consultation

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is very important for women after giving birth. It is also recommended at other stages in a woman’s life if functional problems arise in the abdominal, pelvic and perineal areas. The aim of pelvic floor rehabilitation is to treat pain in the pelvic floor area and restore correct pelvic floor tone. A thorough understanding of their pelvic floor can help patients reduce urinary incontinence, provide effective prevention against stress incontinence thanks to the technique known as ‘the knack’, and improve their sex lives. Women can talk to their midwife about this service.

Who is it for?

Our consultations are open to all women (whether you have your baby with us or at another facility), and in particular: 

  • Women who have had a baby. In the postpartum period, treatment is recommended from six weeks after a spontaneous vaginal delivery, assisted vaginal delivery or cesarean section. You can also make an appointment for a consultation if you had your baby at another facility.
  • Pregnant women experiencing incontinence. 
  • Any women experiencing stress urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, urge incontinence, or a bearing down pressure in the pelvis, etc. 
  • Women of any age with pain in the genital and pelvic region or difficulties related to penetration.

Our experts

Consultations are delivered by highly experienced midwives who are qualified in urodynamics.

Techniques used

The course of treatment is selected according to each patient’s symptoms and abilities. 

  • Manual therapy: this enables the physiotherapist to assess the tone of the pelvic floor, make the patient aware of the muscles that form it, and explain the different exercises the patient can do to restore the correct tone.
  • Biofeedback with a vaginal probe: as the patient contracts and releases their pelvic floor muscles around the probe, they can see the changes on a screen. It is used to assess the strength of the muscles, how long the patient can contract them for, and how easily the muscles become fatigued.
  • Electrical stimulation: a small electric current is applied to the pelvic floor muscles to strengthen them. It can also provide pain relief. 
  • Bladder and intestinal rehabilitation: this includes anatomical and physiological explanations and patient education.
  • Guillarme blower: the aim is to restore the natural synergy between the abdominal muscles, the diaphragm, and the pelvic floor.
  • Pelvic floor massage: pressure is applied to relax the muscles and tissue.
  • Trigger point pressure: pressure is applied to highly sensitive areas of the affected muscles, which may be a source of pain.
  • Treatment for levator ani syndrome (vaginismus): progressive desensitization is performed.
  • Use of a pessary: a device that is placed in the vagina to keep the pelvic organs in place. 
  • Abdominal muscle work: hypopressive abdominal exercises are taught.

Price and reimbursement

Price to be announced 


Please contact your supplemental insurance provider for information about coverage and reimbursement. 

When you have your baby at Hôpital de La Tour, you will receive a contribution to the cost of all our services. For more information, please email the maternity unit: maternite@latour.ch

Practical information

Consultation days 

Consultations are by appointment from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Thursday.

Venue 

Hôpital de La Tour
Maternity unit
B1 building
3rd floor

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Le saviez-vous ?
Le périnée, aussi appelé plancher pelvien, est un ensemble de muscles en forme de losange situé dans le bassin, s'étendant du pubis au coccyx. Le rôle de ce groupe de muscles est très important, autant dans le maintien de la continence urinaire, le soutien des organes pelviens (vessie, utérus, rectum) que dans la sexualité.

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