Having a newborn is an exciting time for new families! In the clinic, I often hear about the amazing postnatal care newborns receive from happy (albeit tired) new mothers. I can’t stress enough how fortunate we are to have such a high level of care in our province. Go BC!
However, I don’t often hear about outstanding postpartum care for new mothers. I believe the health and wellbeing of our society starts and stops with women. We do it all. I often hear new mothers are not educated on the importance of scar tissue massage post-operatively (to help prevent the build up of scar tissue), signs and symptoms of infection, or the expected healing times.
If you are currently healing from a cesarean section delivery and have noticed tightness or pulling around your scar, a scar that is raised as it heals (often referred to as keloid scar formation), the development of the postpartum ‘baby shelf’, or are not yet comfortable completing gentle scar massage on your own, micro-point stimulation (MPS) may be able to help.
MPS is a Physiotherapy modality treatment that uses microcurrent, to help loosen adhesions caused by scar tissue. Additionally, the microcurrent produced also helps to decrease the pain associated with chronic injuries by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
Scar tissue most often forms after there has been significant trauma to the tissues in an area of the body. This trauma could be caused by a fall, car accident, or healed surgical incisions.
MPS is great for treating the following conditions:
Cesarean section scars
Breast augmentation scars
Mastectomy and lymph node removal sites
Surgical scars; over internal fixation after breaking a bone
Knee replacement scars
Hip replacement scars
MPS only has three contraindications, making it a very safe modality to use.
Ashleigh’s primary aim is to deliver exceptional care and support, grounded in a trauma-informed approach. She holds a strong conviction in the capabilities of individuals and the resilience of communities.