The uro-gynecology physiotherapy prevents and treats pelvic floor muscles problems. The first step is a comprehensive assessment.
Most common troubles are urinary or anal incontinence, prolapse, perineal weakness and recto-anal ones.
Symptoms and causes
Physiocare Nyon professionals are specialized in urological, gynecological, colo-proctological rehabilitation for women, men and children.
The perineum or pelvic floor refers to the area between the anus and the external genitalia. It is a set of muscles and tissues that supports organs such as the bladder, rectum, uterus, vagina.
The role of the perineum is to resist the pressures exerted by and on the various organs. When these pressures are too high, for example following childbirth, the muscles of the perineum are weakened. This leads to various uro-gynecologic disorders, such as urinary leakage, dysuria.
Disorders can often appear in women after pregnancy and childbirth, at menopause, after surgical procedures such as removal of the uterus or during sports. In men after prostate surgery or prostate removal.
Pelvic floor weakness or dysfunction can result in several symptoms such as urinary incontinence, back pain, lower abdomen and pelvis, prolapse, organ descent, fecal incontinence and defecation disorders, and sexual pain and dysfunction"
Uro - gynecological and colo-proctology physiotherapy treatments affect your privacy, this is why we stive to support you in a respectful way.
Our team is trained in various rehabilitation techniques carefully chosen after the initial assessment carried out with you:
1) Manual endocavitary rehabilitation: to assess the tone of your perineum and promote your awareness of it
2) Biofeedback: visualize your perineal contractions on a screen thanks to an endo cavity probe or external electrodes
3) Neuromuscular electrostimulation: electric current used to cause muscle contraction
4) Anal balloon probe treatment
5) Toning of the deep abdominal musculature
6) Learning to use thoracoabdomino-pelvic synergy during daily activities
7) Pelvis manual therapy and stretching including hips and lumbar region
8) Manual scar therapy
9) Therapeutic education
10) Education for children
Even if perineal disorders are sometimes inevitable, a few good habits can help. You might want to:
1) Avoid putting up weight thanks to a healthy diet.
2) Avoid carrying and lifting heavy loads
3) Prefer gentle sports, such as swimming, cycling or Pilate!
4) Regularly contract your perineum with simple movements
Pelvic floor physiotherapy Treatments Practical info
In case you have a physiotherapy prescription from your doctor and a Swiss insurance, the agreed
rates between the Swiss Physiotherapy Association and the Swiss Insurances apply. Those rates
are the same for all the clinics and in the Canton Vaud are:
30 minutes treatment cost
: 48 CHF
45 minutes treatment cost
: 77 CHF
One off charge for the first treatment
: 24 CHF
Charge for home treatment
: 34 CHF
Without prescription or with an International insurance, the subsidized conditions do not apply
and the rates are a) 30 minutes treatment cost: 65 CHF, b) 45 minutes treatment cost: 95 CHF, c)
One off charge for first treatment: 25 CHF, d) Charge for home treatment: 30 CHF
Against a medical prescription the treatments performed by our therapist are reimbursed by your
basic insurance (LAMAL) or accident insurance (LAA). In case of international insurance, you are
also entitled to a reimbursement, for the specific conditions applied please refer to them.
Physiocare will address the invoice directly to your insurance. Without prescription or with an
international insurance we will invoice you.
The treatment can be 30 or 45 minutes depending on your prescription if available and your needs. This time includes what required by the patient to undress and dress. A physiotherapy prescription is valid for a maximum of nine treatments that need to start within 5 weeks from the prescription date. If needed, the prescription can be renewed by your doctor. After 36 sessions for the same problem, you will need approval from the insurance to continue.
Treatments missed or not cancelled 24 hours in advance are charged. Monday appointments need to be cancelled latest by Friday at 12:00
Please bring with you your insurance card and all documents that might be useful to evaluate your
needs. (Radiography, etc.). In case of accident, we would need the accident date, the accident
number and the accident insurance firm.