Scar & Adhesions
Scar Tissue: There are many instances in the body where scar tissue will develop. For instance after surgery, after sporting injuries, after accidents, and sometimes even as a result of chronically tight muscles. Obviously after surgery, scar tissue will develop where the surgical incision is in the skin. If muscles and tendons were cut or repaired, scar tissue will develop there. After injury like a hamstring tear or rotator cuff tear, scar tissue will develop in the muscle as it heals. Bony scar tissue, called a callus, will form on bone after a fracture. Scar tissue is the body’s normal method for healing body parts that are injured.
Scar tissue is permanent! Fortunately, in most cases it should not be a limiting factor. After the damaged tissue has healed, the scar needs to be remodeled so that it does not impede the natural contraction and relaxation of the neighbouring muscle fibres. The remodeling process is essential to ensure that normal range of motion, strength and mobility are restored to the injured tissue.
Adhesions: If the tissues inside your body become injured, such as during strenuous exercise, think football, squash, or running, your immune system triggers a response that involves forming bands of scar tissue, called adhesions. Thereafter, theses adhesions act in the same way as scarring, and require the same treatment.
Below are two case studies that demonstrate how the appropriate treatment helps overcome scarring and adhesive restrictions: Coming soon.....................