Luginbuehl, Helena

Luginbuehl, Helena
Country
Switzerland
Bio
Helena is a physical therapist; she completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium (thesis title: Pelvic floor muscle activation components in continent and stress urinary incontinent women) and her master’s degree in Medical Education at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Helena is the deputy head of the Physiotherapy BSc program at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. Her main responsibilities are teaching, tutoring and research. 
Helena’s research focuses on relevant components of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) activation influencing continence and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and the training of PFM involuntary reflex activity in women suffering from SUI. Her recent publications include: Ann Phys Rehabil Med 2017 Nov;60(6):382-386; Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016 Jan;293(1):117-24; Trials 2015 Nov 17;16:524; Neurourol Urodyn 2015 Aug;34(6):498-506; etc. Her recent presentations at national/international conferences were for: WCPT (2017 winner of the IOPTWH poster presentation award); International Urogynecological Association; International Continence Society; Luxembourg Society of Sports-Physiotherapy; BioMedWomen; German Continence Society; Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics etc.
Helena has longstanding practical experience in treating women with PFM dysfunctions at the Bern University Hospital Department for Gynecology and Obstetrics, and currently working in her own private practice.