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Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can provide treatment of common conditions related to breastfeeding, including:

  • Breast engorgement - overfilling of the breasts with milk causing tenderness and pain. This affects 15-75% of mothers, most commonly in the first 2-5 days of breastfeeding

  • Blocked ducts - a blockage of milk in the ducts causing hard, tender lumps in the breast. This affects approximately 66% of breastfeeding women

  • Mastitis - inflammation of the breast tissue, with or without the presence of infection. Symptoms of mastitis include pain, tenderness, redness and/or swelling, often with a fever and feeling unwell. Mastitis is usually arises from the progression of engorgement and blocked ducts, and affects approximately 3-20% of breastfeeding women, most commonly in the first 6 weeks of breastfeeding

Early identification and treatment of engorgement and/or blocked ducts can help to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with these breastfeeding conditions, and prevent the progression to mastitis. Treatment often consists of advice regarding feeding, positions and clothing, hot and/or cold therapy, ultrasound therapy and teaching self-massage techniques, and can be VERY effective!

Call our clinic on 0861622616 or book online below.

Casey Womens Health Physio Canning Vale

Casey Melville

APA Titled Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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Lara Koay

Senior Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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Ashlee Ryan

Senior Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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