A Case Study on Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorder Due to Poor Ergonomics in First Time Lactating Mother with Recurrent Myofascial Trigger


  • Susan Annie George Research Scholar, College of Physiotherapy, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India and Associate Professor, Medical Trust Institute of Medical Sciences, Irumpanam, Kerala, India.
  • Arun Thomas Abraham Assistant Surgeon, Community Health Centre (Government Health Services), Poothotta, India.
  • Ajay Kumar Professor, College of Physiotherapy, Srinivas University, Mangalore, India.




Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Post-Partum Depression, Breast Feeding Mother, Myofascial Trigger


Purpose: A case study was done to analyze the risk of musculoskeletal disorder due to poor ergonomics and to evaluate the post-partum depression in first-time lactating mothers with recurrent Myofascial triggers.

Design/Methodology/Approach: The researchers used a descriptive research methodology to assess and analyze all the activities which could help to meet the objectives of the study. The positions of lactating mothers are explained accurately and factually based on observation, personal interviews, and analyzed postpartum depression using Edinburg Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). Thus, this design may help to open a few facts about the breastfeeding positions of first-time moms, which is still having a scarcity of literature. Data collected from the study are noted, explained, and analyzed for comparison and further studies. The respondents of the study were the patients/mother who came to health care services due to physical and mental issues after eight weeks of delivery.

Finding/Result: This case study has shown that new moms who are breastfeeding their babies are more prone to the risks of musculoskeletal disorders due to their poor ergonomics. It is also clear that post-partum depression is common in new mothers. From secondary data, there is an association between poor ergonomics and recurrent Myofascial triggers. So, it is important to give proper guidance in good ergonomics for newly lactating mothers during an antenatal and post-natal period to avoid the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.

Originality/Value: An ergonomic dimension of this study.

Paper Type: Case Study Research


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How to Cite

Susan Annie George, Arun Thomas Abraham, & Ajay Kumar. (2022). A Case Study on Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorder Due to Poor Ergonomics in First Time Lactating Mother with Recurrent Myofascial Trigger. International Journal of Health Sciences and Pharmacy (IJHSP), 6(1), 35–42. https://doi.org/10.47992/IJHSP.2581.6411.0078