Laser Therapy for Cracked Nipples – How it works

Laser Therapy for Cracked Nipples – How it works

(By Amy Tinetti, Women’s Health Physiotherapist) Have you been suffering from nipple pain or cracked nipples during breastfeeding? Most mothers are able to breastfeed with the right information and support. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusively...
When can I return to running after having a baby?

When can I return to running after having a baby?

Why shouldn’t I return to running straight after having a baby?   Running is considered a high impact sport as it places a lot of demand on the body compared to low impact exercises. After having a baby, postnatal women need time to heal and regain strength,...
How to care for your caesarean scar

How to care for your caesarean scar

By E-Lynn Tan, Physiotherapist Your caesarean wound will usually be along or just below your bikini line. Very rarely it might be straight up and down your tummy. It will usually have dissolvable stitches or staples. It’ll take 6-10 weeks for your wound to heal...
Mastitis

Mastitis

What is Mastitis?   There are two types of mastitis, inflammatory mastitis and infective mastitis.   Normally inflammatory mastitis occurs first and then it can develop into infective. It occurs when breastmilk isn’t moving freely through the breast and the...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a wrist condition which can occur during pregnancy due to the compression of nerves around the wrist. What are signs of CTS? Symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness or tingling in the fingers,...