What is perineal reeducation?

Perineal rehabilitation is a form of physiotherapy treatment that can greatly help patients who are struggling with:

  • problems of postpartum urinary incontinence
  • effort incontinence (laughing, sneezing, jumping, running, …)
  • urinating emergencies
  • bladder descent
  • multiple vaginal pains

These types of problems are much more common than you might think, and physiotherapy can be an effective way to solve them. The perineum muscles can be trained like all other muscles of the body if they lack strength or if they are too tight.

The perineum muscles are involved when we have to hold urine or stools, when we stabilize our body or when we have sex. Treating the perineum can therefore have a positive impact on many aspects of daily life.


The treatments are performed in a private room, in all confidentiality. The physiotherapist knows how to put her patient at ease, respect her rhythm, answer her questions and provide her with all the advice that will help her recover quickly.

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Where and who to consult for perineal rehabilitation treatments?

Perineal rehabilitation is offered at our Ste-Catherine (450-638-0066) branch by Julie Cloutier, physiotherapist. Julie can be consulted for problems related to incontinence or vaginal pain. In addition to practicing physiotherapy, she has completed a basic and advanced training in uro-gynecology and perineal pelvic rehabilitation.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions related to perineal reeducation.


What are perineal rehabilitation treatments consisted of?

During the first session, the physiotherapist will ask her client specific questions in order to fully understand the nature of her problem. She will also perform an internal and external examination that will allow her to assess muscle strength, the positioning of the organs, etc.

Afterwords, the treatments can include the teaching of perineal strengthening exercises (using electrical stimulation, biofeedback and manual palpation) in order to ensure adequate contractions, stretching, massages, or the use of different forms of painkillers. These various techniques can greatly improve the condition and in some cases resolve the situation.

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