Tampa Breastfeeding Center is now offering evidence-based therapeutic ultrasound. Ultrasound uses sound waves which cause vibrations deep in the tissues gently increasing heat and friction. The warming effect encourages increased blood supply and soft tissue healing.
Therapeutic ultrasound for blocked/clogged ducts and recurring mastitis is a non-invasive treatment applied directly to the breast(s). Sound waves created by the machine help to reduce obstruction that surround the ducts which carry the milk, allowing for pressure relief, pain/swelling reduction, and promotes milk flow.
This service requires a referral from one of our IBCLCs, another lactation specialist, PCP, OBGYN, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, or other qualified providers.
Learn more at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3437340/