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King Edward Memorial Hospital
Breastfeeding Centre of WA

Physiotherapy during breastfeeding

A women’s health physiotherapist may be able to assist you if you experience problems during breastfeeding or after the birth of your baby including:

  • Blocked milk ducts (when referred by your GP or lactation consultant)
  • Back, neck, tailbone or wrist pain
  • Painful scar tissue (caesarean, episiotomy, tear)
  • Weak or separated stomach muscles Bladder or bowel problems
  • Painful intercourse

Where can I see a Women’s Health Physiotherapist?

Ring the physiotherapy department at your nearest public hospital and request an appointment with the Women’s Health Physiotherapist (see below). You may need a GP referral. If you had your baby at KEMH you can self-refer to the KEMH Physiotherapy Department in the first six months after the birth of your baby.

Public Physiotherapy Departments

  • Armadale Kelmscott Health Service (referral required) (08) 9391 2281
  • Bentley Health Service (no referral required) (08) 9334 3791
  • Fremantle Hospital (referral required) (08) 9431 2533
  • Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (continence support - no referral required) (08) 9431 2533
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital (no referral required if you delivered at KEMH less than six months ago) (08) 6458 2790
  • Joondalup Community Health Centre (no referral required) (08) 9400 9533

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