Mastitis Relief

A Great Healing Environment...

There is Help for Mastitis

Our knowledge of the difference between mastitis, blocked ducts & breast tissue congestion means you will be treated by experienced female Osteopaths.  We have a great understanding of the breast, how to drain breast tissue that has become inflamed and/or infected, and how to move the lumps and fluids from where they are currently congested.

Our mastitis team work closely together, as well as with other health professionals to provide the best care for women within an emotionally sensitive clinic.

For years we have observed the changes possible in the breast with our treatment.  The difference we feel and our women experience in their breast tissue can be noticeably changed in just 1 session. 

Given our clinical skill, mastitis appointments take 30 minutes.  You will find our approach thorough and professional, caring and considerate.

There is a choice for treatment that is natural, and works to heal your tissues using your bodies own healing potential.

Choice

Our Focus

You have more choices with mastitis than just antibiotics and waiting. 

The ultrasound therapy is targeted to the painful area of your breast, skilled massage therapy and mobilising help your body to move the fluids and lumps.  We then teach you how you may avoid it happening again.  The right technique with self-massage could make all the difference.

More research is being undertaken into this area of treatment due to the outcomes seen for women with mastitis.  In our clinical experience we have seen the benefits and heard the feedback from our clients which is why we offer this choice of therapy.

Strategy

We Provide Self-Help Options

Being Osteopaths, we have excellent skills to work through the tightness and tenderness in your back, neck and ribs, working to improve the movement through the chest area.  We provide this in addition to the direct mastitis treatment.

This is an added health benefit as improved mobility through your muscles and joints may  improve the circulation throughout your breast, back and rib-cage.

Osteo treatment also encourages freer movement, instead of the cramped, hunched feeling breast-feeding posture tends to promote. 

AND we teach you some great ways to stay mobile while breast-feeding and beyond.

A Great Healing Environment...

There is Help for Mastitis

Our knowledge of the difference between mastitis, blocked ducts & breast tissue congestion means you will be treated by experienced female Osteopaths.  We have a great understanding of the breast, how to drain breast tissue that has become inflamed and/or infected, and how to move the lumps and fluids from where they are currently congested.

Our mastitis team work closely together, as well as with other health professionals to provide the best care for women within an emotionally sensitive clinic.

For years we have observed the changes possible in the breast with our treatment.  The difference we feel and our women experience in their breast tissue can be noticeably changed in just 1 session. 

Given our clinical skill, mastitis appointments take 30 minutes.  You will find our approach thorough and professional, caring and considerate.

There is a choice for treatment that is natural, and works to heal your tissues using your bodies own healing potential.

Choice

Our Focus

You have more choices with mastitis than just antibiotics and waiting. 

The ultrasound therapy is targeted to the painful area of your breast, skilled massage therapy and mobilising help your body to move the fluids and lumps.  We also teach you how you may avoid it happening again.  The right technique with self-massage could make all the difference.

More research is being undertaken into this area of treatment due to the outcomes seen for women with mastitis.  In our clinical experience we have seen the benefits and heard the feedback from our clients which is why we offer this choice of therapy.

Rib Treatment in Mastitis
Strategy

We Provide Self-Help Options

Being Osteopaths, we have excellent skills to work through the tightness and tenderness in your back, neck and ribs, working to improve the movement through the chest area.

This is an added health benefit as improved mobility through your muscles and joints may  improve the circulation throughout your breast, back and rib-cage.

Osteo treatment also encourages freer movement, instead of the cramped, hunched feeling breast-feeding posture tends to promote. 

AND we teach you some great ways to stay mobile while breast-feeding and beyond.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Can create a micro massage effect within the tissues which may loosen the tissue structure and causes a breakdown of the material causing the blockage. Ultrasound may stimulate the blood flow through the tissue.

Skilled Massage

Osteopaths have spent years working on the sensitivity of their hand skills, being able to feel muscles, joints etc.  We have just transferred theses skills to the breast, massaging the tissue, the lumps and lumpiness.  Our hands are an important part of the Mastitis Therapy.

Self-Help

Our Osteos will teach you the best techniques we know for self-help.  This includes breast massage and self-mobilising your spine to free your movement.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Can create a micro massage effect within the tissues which may loosen the tissue structure and causes a breakdown of the material causing the blockage. Ultrasound may stimulate the blood flow through the tissue.

Skilled Massage

Osteopaths have spent years working on the sensitivity of their hand skills, being able to feel muscles, joints etc.  We have just transferred theses skills to the breast, massaging the tissue, the lumps and lumpiness.  Our hands are an important part of the Mastitis Therapy.

Self-Help

Our Osteos will teach you the best techniques we know for self-help.  This includes breast massage and self-mobilising your spine to free your movement.

Interested in seeing one of our practitioners for Mastitis or breast blockages?

Book a Mastitis Consultation online or call us on 9859 5059
Research.

Some research has shown that Ultrasound therapy as well as massage to the breast may reduce inflammation & pain, and help unblock breast ducts (1).  Another study found that a reduction in the firmness of the lump after the first treatment was detectable (4).

REFERENCES:
  1. Valerie Lavigne, Brian Gleberzon, Ultrasound as a treatment of mammary blocked duct among 25 postpartum lactating women: a retrospective case series, J Chiropr Med. 2012 Sep; 11(3): 170–178
  2. Ann Witt et al, Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation for the Management of Engorgement, Plugged Ducts, and MastitisJ Hum Lact. 2016 Feb;32(1):123-31
  3. Aust.Physio.Assoc. 9/2/2016. Antibiotics – not always the answer for Mastitis. Available from: https://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAWCM/The_APA/news/2016/Feb/Antibiotics___not_always_the_answer_for_Mastitis.aspx
  4. Zoe McLachlan et al, Ultrasound treatment for breast engorgement: A randomised double blind trial, Aust.J.Physiotherapy, Volume 37, Issue 1, 1991, Pages 23-28
  5. Barbara Cooper, Donald Kowalsky, Physical Therapy Intervention for Treatment of Blocked Milk Ducts in Lactating Women, Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy: Summer 2006 – Volume 30 – Issue 2 – p 26
  6. Karen Keast | Last Updated: 12-04-2016. Health Times.  Physiotherapy making waves in treating mastitis. Available from: https://healthtimes.com.au/hub/physiotherapy/8/news/kk1/physiotherapy-making-waves-in-treating-mastitis/1544/
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