Breast Care & Mastitis

Physiotherapy and Osteopathic Care

The primary aim of Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in mastitis is to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Seeing one, or ideally both of these health professionals to help with mastitis is recommended.

Women’s Health Physiotherapists use therapeutic ultrasound, manual lymphatic drainage techniques, taping and soft tissue massage to aid in the removal of toxins and waste products.

Additionally, specific exercises and stretching techniques can be prescribed to improve the range of motion and strengthen the surrounding muscles.

Osteopaths assess your overall system, to identify any areas of tension, restriction, or misalignment that may be contributing to the development or persistence of mastitis symptoms.

Through gentle manual techniques, such as soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilisation, and lymphatic drainage, osteopaths aim to alleviate congestion, improve lymphatic flow, and enhance blood circulation to the affected breast.

Both Physiotherapists and Osteopaths provide guidance on breastfeeding techniques and positioning, postural awareness, and breathing exercises to optimise overall breast health and prevent recurrence of mastitis.

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