The Wellnes Blog at TIME.com recently posted a story describing a study done that showed the significant benefits a of Physical Therapy program on the reduction of postpartum depression in new moms. The study was conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Physiotherapy Department and was published in the journal Physical Therapy. In it the researchers found that women in the study showed a 50% less chance of experiencing postpartum depression.
The researchers state that more studies are necessary to confirm the benefits beyond the initial month that the study followed up.
The full text can be found here. A PDF version is also available.
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