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Treatment for Blocked Ducts

What does a Blocked Milk Duct Treatment look like?

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Step 1. Blocked milk duct treatment may involve ultrasound treatment to vibrate and jiggle the tissues to loosen a blockage. This is a focused form of therapy on the congested, painful area of your breast.

Step 2. We use multiple techniques to release the blocked duct and teach you. This is not painful and focuses on the direct area of concern.

Step 3. You are taught how to massage the blocked duct yourself to avoid this scenario in future.  Our techniques are easy and one you learn you will be able to continue treating yourself at home if required.

Step 4. Follow-up care.  Our plan is to get you past this challenge and we will follow-up with you until you are “right”.

Why is our specific blocked milk duct treatment sought after by GP’s and lactation consultants?

We have a detailed understanding of:

  • how to drain breast tissue that has become inflamed and/or infected
  • how to move the lumps and fluids from where they are currently congested

With our experience & knowledge of the physical differences of mastitis, blocked ducts, engorgement, & breast tissue congestion, our method can help clarify what is often a confusing & stressful situation.

Our practitioners have educated many women to be confident to treat their own blocked duct. It’s easy and can be taught in just one appointment.

Our goal is to relieve the pain & give you a solid plan for recovery.  Breastfeeding challenges like blocked milk ducts create stress. So providing you with genuine support is also high on our priority list and CLEAR answers to your questions.

We are a lovely, friendly bunch that work with you to get it right. From our knowledgeable admin team & professional Osteopathic care, to the follow-up contact on your progress, we work with you from start to finish.

Our team are here ready to take your call and questions and get to the bottom of the problem with you.

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    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).

    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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