Can Physical Therapy Help With Scar Tissue?
Physical Therapists are known for providing treatment after an injury or surgery, but did you know that
we can help you when it comes to scar treatment? Every week we see patients that complain about
uncomfortable, unsightly, and sometimes painful scars. There are a few ways we treat scars in our
Massachusetts locations for physical therapy.
Why Scar Tissue Treatment is important
It is very important to treat scar tissue as soon as possible even though you may not be experiencing any
noticeable issues. Working the scar tissue makes it so the injured tissue can regain its tolerance for any
strain the body places on it. It also helps increase your range of motion, function, and mobility. Another
benefit to getting physical therapy treatment for scar tissue is that it may drastically reduce the amount
of pain you are experiencing.
“Myofascial release (MFR) is often used to manage scar tissue and the adhesions that may
accompany scar tissue. The technique involves using the hands to massage the skin and
underlying tissues around the scar. Motions are slow and the amount of force used is usually
light. Your PT can feel for restrictions of tissue, called fascia, in various directions and work to
improve movement in those restricted directions.”
We use instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (ISATM) for scar tissue treatment. We use
specially designed stainless steel instruments to work the area with the scar. This helps mobilize
the scar tissue while dispersing collagen cells.
Physical Therapists are known for providing treatment after an injury or surgery, but now you know that
we can help you when it comes to scar tissue treatment. Contact one of our three Massachusetts
physical therapy locations in Foxborough, Norwood, or Framingham to discuss starting treatment for
your scar or any other injuries that you suffer from.