Scar tissue is part of the body's natural healing process after surgery, trauma, infection, or inflammation.
Unfortunately, sometimes this healing process goes to far- creating restrictive scars and fascial adhesions that cause pain and dysfunction. They do this by limiting mobility (of joints, muscles, fascia, and organs), putting pressure on pain sensitive structures, and irritating nerves.
Pain and dysfunction may be right at the site of your scar, they may radiate from it, or they may even seem to be located somewhere completely different.
Fortunately scar tissue can be treated very effectively using Barnes myofascial release, a manual technique that gently loosens scar tissue and relieves pain. Surgery and medication are no longer the only options for patients experiencing pain and dysfunction related to scar tissue.
Dr. Wakefield, PT, has treated patients with scar tissue from endometriosis, appendectomy, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), bowel resection, hysterectomy, c-section, laparoscopy, rape trauma, mastectomy, breast augmentation, ovary removal, chronic infections, prolapse repair, and birthing trauma, among other things.