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Scar Tissue Management

Working with Scars


Most of us have scars, but we all feel very differently about our scars and how we came to have them. From childhood accidents to unexpected or planned surgeries, injuries and medical interventions, scars can be very personal. For some people there is an emotional connection to the injury or event that created the scar, while others may not give their scars another thought. Regardless of  how you feel about your scars, we approach scar treatment with respect and care .


What is scar tissue and why can it be a problem?


Scaring is a natural part of the body’s ability to heal itself. During the healing process  new tissue can harden or shrink which can interfere with normal tissue mobility,  impact nerves, lymphatic vessels, surrounding muscles, fascia, ligaments and tendons. This can cause pain, itchiness, other abnormal sensations  and irritations, and limit your range of movement. Often the pain and restriction you feel in other parts of your body can be traced back to adhesion from internal scar tissue that has spread and attached itself somewhere else in your body.



How can I help?


Scar tissue work is slow and gentle and can be driven at a pace that you are comfortable with.


My aim with Scar tissue therapy is to:

  • Improve blood flow to promote scar healing progression and improve  

  •   appearance

  • Increase your range of motion, making the scarred area not feel so tight and    

  •   restricted

  • Reduced swelling by draining excess fluid

  • Reduce scar tissue build up, which can reduce muscle stiffness and weakness

  • Reduce sensation of pain, numbness and tingling


Although scars cannot be removed completely, the good news is that there are a variety of treatment options we can use to achieve these goals. It is possible to have a significant impact on both old and new scars, so it is always worth seeking advice on what can be done to help you.


As a Scar Tissue Therapist I can offer you manual therapy to assist the fibres to heal as functionally as possible, take you through a  range of stretches and exercises to help with tension and restriction, employ Laser Therapy to help manage excess tissue adhesion and offer advise around different topical solutions that may be useful for you to improve the aesthetic of your scar.


How can you help?


Focus on the things you can control to help your scar tissue heal as well as possible;

  • Follow your surgeons advice regarding taping and using silicone products in the    

  •  initial stages

  • Get adequate rest so your body can heal without added stress

  • Eat protein rich foods and stay hydrated,

  • Practice good hygiene to avoid infection  

  • Stretch and move within the range of motion discussed with you by your surgeon/physio/scar tissue therapist so that the area does not become permanently restricted,

  • Seek out scar tissue massage to help manage the collagen fibers before they mature

  • If your scars were traumatic or are distressing, consider chatting to a counselor to help process your feelings



At your appointment we will:

  • Collect a health history review

  • Scar Tissue Therapy

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Use of Low-Level Laser Therapy/Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Pump as necessary

  • Information on risk factors, self-massage and home care treatment

Scar Tissue Therapy Prices 

Please note that the allocated time for all therapies includes time for discussion of current issues, assessment and table time.

  • 60 minute initial intake $90

  • 60 minute appointment $90

  • 30 minute appointment $50

Depending on your private health fund and coverage you may be eligible to claim services under Extras.

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