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Pregnancy & Postnatal

Breastfeeding

Are your breasts hard, painful and warm to touch?
Do you have a tender, red lump?
Are you feeling feverish and unwell?

Engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis are painful and make breastfeeding difficult and uncomfortable. This is very distressing and can affect your ability to care for and bond with your baby.

Breastfeeding problems are common but help is available. In most cases these problems can be cured so you can comfortably enjoy the important and special job of breastfeeding your baby.

Common Symptoms:

    Tender or painful lumps in your breast
    Areas of redness or increased warmth in your breast
    The whole breast is warm, lumpy and tender
    Flu like symptoms with fever & feeling unwell

Possible Causes Of Breast Feeding Problems:

    Poor attachment
    Poor breast drainage
    Fatigue
    Poorly fitting bra
    Changes to your baby’s feeding pattern

How We Can Help:

Therapeutic ultrasound is an effective physiotherapy treatment that can relieve the symptoms of breast engorgement, blocked ducts or mastitis. It is used as part of a holistic treatment to help women continue to breastfeed their baby.

What To Expect:

    A thorough assessment to establish your goals and treatment plan
    Application of therapeutic ultrasound
    Advice regarding rest and self-help strategies
    We’ll work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with your doctor and a lactation consultant to help you achieve the best possible outcomes

 

What Do I Do Next?

 

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Did You Know

Optimise Your Pelvic Health During Pregnancy & Beyond

•    At Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy we lead the way in pelvic health ensuring you can enjoy your pregnancy and the early months with your baby to the fullest
    We understand that back and pelvic joint pain can reduce your enjoyment at this exciting time
    We can help your body recover from pregnancy so you can return to pleasurable activities

Get Expert Help For Your Pelvic Muscles & Joints

    Pregnancy hormones relax your joints, ligaments and abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Your growing baby strains and stretches these structures
    Labour and birth and the demands of caring for your newborn can cause further physical problems
    Research shows that pelvic floor exercises in pregnancy and postnatally prevent bladder leakage

    The pelvic floor muscles support and control the bladder and bowel and assist sexual function and your abdominal muscles support the spine
    At Women's & Men's Health Physiotherapy we specialise in designing a personalised pregnancy and post-natal pelvic health program exclusively for you

What Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

The pelvic floor muscles are at the base of the pelvis and attach from the pubic bone at the front to the tail bone at the back. They are like a hammock and support the bladder, uterus and bowel. They also help control the bladder and bowel and play a role in sexual function.

If the pelvic floor muscles are weak, they can contribute to poor bladder and bowel control and pelvic organ prolapse. If you are unable to relax your pelvic floor you may have problems with bladder and bowel emptying or sexual and pelvic pain.

Our specifically trained Physiotherapists will evaluate the function of your pelvic floor muscles and assess your ability to contract and relax these muscles. Pelvic floor muscle training under the guidance of a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist is recognised as an effective treatment for these problems.

 

Our Locations

Camberwell
549 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124
T: 03 8823 8300
F: 03 8823 8399
Hampton
170 Thomas St, Hampton VIC 3188
T: 03 9521 0444
F: 03 9521 0777 

Also consulting at:

Box Hill:  Epworth Eastern Hospital, Level 3, Suite 19, 1 Arnold Street
East Bentleigh: Southern Urology, 7 Chester Street
East Melbourne: Urology Consultants Victoria, Suite 102, Freemasons Hospital, 320 Victoria Parade
Malvern: Australian Urology Associates, Ground Floor, 322 Glenferrie Road
Malvern: Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre, Area E, Level 2, Cabrini Hospital, 183 Wattletree Road

If you’d like to make an appointment for one of these locations please call our Camberwell rooms on 03 8823 8300