Physiotherapy for Scar tissue

Before you consider Physiotherapy for scar tissue, I would like to give you a bit of information about it.

A scar is your body’s way of replacing tissue that has been removed or damaged. It does this by laying down extra collagen fibres in the area as part of the healing process. This is an essential reaction, but scars can cause long-term problems for some people.

The scar that you get on your skin from an injury or operation is very obvious and you will be very aware of it if it is too tight or not healing properly. What is not so easy to detect is the internal scarring that occurs wherever tissue has been changed or disturbed. Sometimes, particularly after abdominal surgery, adhesions can form. These are bands of scar tissue that form between the scar tissue and organs, which can result in chronic pain and problems such as infertility. When excessive scarring occurs following joint surgery, it will cause pain and stiffness long after the expected recovery time.

Any deep scars will alter your posture, strength and flexibility in the local area but they also have the potential to do the same in other areas of your body.

There are many products on the market that claim to reduce visible scarring; my opinion is that the more natural the product, the more likely it is to be able to work with your body to result in changes.
Internal scarring is more problematic, but if you are aware of the potential for post-operative problems they are less likely to occur. Discussing it with your surgeon before the operation is advisable, so that they can tell you what the risks are and what they and you can do to minimise them. After the operation you can help yourself by doing the prescribed exercises, drinking plenty of water and trying to move as normally as possible.

If you are able to have gentle bodywork, it will safely encourage the scar tissue fibres to lay down in the right direction, which makes it less likely to cause problems in the future. No treatment can eliminate scars, but their effects can be altered.

Physiotherapy for scar tissue is very helpful in reducing symptoms and teaching people how to manage their condition.

If you would like to discuss options for Physiotherapy treatment, please feel free to contact us via this website or give us a call on 01279 718331.

Holisticare is a UK based treatment centre, situated in a beautiful, rural Hertfordshire and Essex border location, with easy access via London and Cambridge rail and road links.

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