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Treatment of Scars

7 February 2017
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Scar tissue can be detrimental to body mechanics if not addressed as soon as possible. It can alter proper movement patterns and generate pain and dysfunction in the body. It can also predispose the area to future injury.
The aim of therapy is to improve tissue texture, flexibility, local blood supply and drainage. Therefore the earlier and more regularly that a scar is treated the better.

Qualities of a Scar

  • Tough fibrous and non pliable, with reduced circulation and lymph drainage
  • Reduced local tissue flexibility, resulting in limited joint mobility

Our Approach to Treating Scars

  • Soft Tissue Release: Gentle hands on massage technique applied around and at the site of the scar to stretch the tissues and promote healing
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM): uses specialised instruments and cream to glide across the scar in a form of cross friction massage to reduce pain and improve pliability of the tissues
  • Dry Needling: needles are applied around the scar site to encourage an inflammatory healing response

How Effective Can Treatment be? 
Below is an example of my own scar healing with the help of treatment following a right clavicle (Collarbone) reconstruction with a surgical plate and pins

 

Scar Tissue Treatment

 

 

If you would like to book an appointment please contact us today.

 

Yours in Health

Karen Lawlor

The Lawlor Clinic: Portlaoise

Chiropractic | Physiotherapy | Active Release Techniques (ART®)



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