How can physical therapy help with breastfeeding?

Effective breastfeeding (or pumping!) relies on the flow of milk through ducts and nipple pores. This flow can become restricted by conditions like clogged ducts, mastitis, milk blebs, and scar tissue, causing pain, inflammation, and difficulty with feeding or pumping. Our specialized physical therapists offer hands-on treatment to address the restrictions that are often at the root of these problems. We work collaboratively with lactation consultants and offer support when problems don’t go away or keep coming back despite all the best home remedies and treatments.

Each initial visit includes a thorough evaluation of your problem and may utilize treatments including:

  • Therapeutic Breast Massage

  • Hand Expression of Milk
  • Scar Mobilization

  • Myofascial Release

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound

  • Kinesiotaping

  • Ergonomic and Postural Support

  • Home Exercise and Self-Care Program


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