Postpartum wrist pain: De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

  De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition where the tendons on the side of the wrist and base of the thumb become irritated resulting in wrist pain.  These tendons travel through a compartment which becomes restricted due to inflammation and thumb and wrist movements are painful. Postpartum wrist and thumb injuries commonly occur due […]

Managing the pain in the postpartum period

Pain in the postpartum   In today’s blog, we take a look at some of the common issues of pain that can arise or continually persist following childbirth and delivery. The postpartum period is a busy season of parenting and motherhood and unfortunately, these issues can easily be left unattended and can lead to future […]

Blocked ducts in breastfeeding- 5 ways physiotherapy can help.

What are blocked ducts and how does breastfeeding work? Ducts in the breast carry breast milk from deep within the breast to the nipple during breastfeeding. These ducts can become blocked and when milk builds up behind the blockage, a lump forms and your breast begins to feel sore. They can be incredibly painful impacting […]

Abdominal muscle separation Physiotherapy Advice- Part 1

Abdominal Muscle Separation, also known as Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle (DRAM) What is it? DRAM is the separation of the connective tissue along the midline of the abdominal muscles. In some cases, this separation can also be evident on effort or exertion where a bulging can be seen along the mid-line. What causes […]