Blocked Breast Ducts
Blocked breast ducts can make nursing a challenge. A duct that remains blocked for a prolonged period is at risk of becoming infected. If you are concerned, consult your doctor or public health nurse as soon as possible. If you have a fever, see your doctor immediately.
If you have been referred for treatment for a blocked duct, you should be seen within 24 hours by one of our experienced Physiotherapists for your assessment and treatment. Our Physiotherapists are very supportive of any concerns which you may have regarding your breast feeding. Gail, Jo-Ann, Kateryna, Hagit and Negar are our clinic Physiotherapists treating blocked breast ducts.
Treatment, if appropriate, usually consists of a specific dose of ultrasound to assist in the disruption of the blockage, soft tissue massage to move the blockage along the duct and heat. You will then be provided with a quiet area to nurse your baby. Education regarding what you can do at home will be also be provided.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the following day. Please feel free to ask any questions at any time.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Health concerns such as pelvic pain, incontinence, urgency and pelvic organ prolapse are very common and can affect a person’s day to day life. Unfortunately, these symptoms and conditions are not often talked about so many people can suffer in silence, not knowing that there are very effective solutions available.
There are Physiotherapists specifically trained in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation able to assess the symptoms you are having and make their recommendations for treatment in order to help you.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The Pelvic Floor is the term used to refer to the group muscles which attach the pelvic bone to the sacrum. The muscles help support your organs, provide lumbar stability, as well as maintain continence and normal function.
Why is the Pelvic Floor Important?
These muscles have specific functions and are very important. A hypotonic (weak) pelvic floor can lead to incontinence. A prolapsed or hypertonic (tight) floor can lead to urinary and fecal urgency, incontinence, pelvic pain and other pelvic conditions.
What can be done?
Kegel exercise are often provided to treat pelvic floor problems. However, Kegels are not meant for everyone and are often not done properly. Physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation should be your first line of defense for stress, urge and mixed incontinence.
Do you have questions?
Pro Motion Physiotherapy has Physiotherapists who are knowledgeable about and experienced in pre-natal and post-natal lifestyle care.
As your body grows month by month in your pregnancy, you will experience physical and hormonal changes which may cause problems such as: postural changes, low back pain, neck pain, balance and flare up of old injuries. Those can be treated by the Physiotherapist with the goal to relieve discomfort.
Research shows that a good exercise program can prevent or reduce the risk of constipation, gestational diabetes, hypertension, placental damage, diastases recti during pregnancy, obstetrician intervention and cesarean. A proper exercise program reduces active labour time during delivery and improves bladder control. It also lowers the risk of loss of bone density, and speeds up restoration of pre-activity fitness postpartum.
We can provide an individualized and appropriate exercise program for all the stages of pregnancy as well as a postpartum exercise program for mother and child. The goal is to help promote a positive pregnancy and healthy lifestyle for you and your baby.