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SCAR TISSUE MOBILIZATION

Scar mobilization therapy typically begins three to six weeks after surgery to allow the incision site to heal. When the therapy begins, it's important that techniques are performed consistently to reduce the chance of developing long-term issues.

Scar tissue is an important part of post-surgical healing, but scars can become problematic when they adhere to underlying tissues such as tendons, ligaments, fascia and skin. This can cause contractures, which prevent normal movement, and pain. It also can affect a person’s ability to function or attain good postural alignment. After surgery, collagen cells cluster around the incision site to promote the formation of scar tissue. Fortunately, scar tissue restriction is not permanent and can be manipulated to look and move like normal tissue through a process called “remodeling”.

  • Any orthopedic surgical scar

  • Mastectomy and lumpectomy scars

  • Cesarean section scars

  • Prostatectomy

  • Abdominoplasty

  • Episiotomy

  • Laparoscopic/laparotomy scars