Scar Tissue Management In The Upper Hunter Valley
Does Scar Tissue Affect Your Ability To Function And Live Well?
Is your scar tissue:
- Tight and restricting movement?
- Sensitive to touch and texture?
- Raised and red in appearance?
Perhaps you feel tight scar tissue under the skin after surgery?
Why Does Scar Tissue Form?
Scars form when the dermis, the layer of skin underneath the surface, is damaged. The body produces a fibrous tissue called collagen to close the wound and assist in healing. When collagen is left behind once the damage to the dermis has been repaired, a scar is the result. Scar tissue can also form deeper in the body in the form of adhesions around organs and muscles that can impact on comfort and function when moving.
Treatment Options For Scar Tissue
Encompass Therapy uses a range of treatment modalities to treat scar tissue and adhesions to promote normalisation of sensation, movement and function. Some of these treatments include:
- Soft tissue barrier release massage.
- Low level laser.
- Silicon sheeting and putties.
- Desensitisation programs for hypersensitive scars.