Osteopathic Scar Tissue Release

By |October 6th, 2017|media|Comments Off on Osteopathic Scar Tissue Release

Osteopathic Scar Tissue Release                                                              “A scar is more than skin deep”

A scar may give the appearance that the body has healed, and whilst the body is efficient at mending itself some scars can be problematic. Scar tissue is never as functional as the original tissue it has replaced. With the exception of very minor scars.

A scar can be as a result of surgery (Caesarean section, appendectomy, cosmetic surgery, joint surgery), an accident or injury (wounding, muscle tears or tendon ruptures), burns, sores, skin conditions or diseases.

During the healing process scar tissue and adhesions can be created, causing pulling and tethering to the surrounding tissue (fascia) which encases the muscles and organs creating restricted movement or altered function in the body. These restrictions not only affect the joint, limb or surrounding area, but they can affect the underlying organs, too.  This is because scar tissue has the potential to spread in any
direction, including internally, throughout the body resulting in compensation patterns. The same thing happens in the human body when scar tissue forms. Tissue that used to be able to stretch and flex easily now becomes tight and restricted, with limited range of motion. The resulting pull affects everything
throughout the body that is even remotely connected to that tissue.

These structural changes can cause pain, nerve impingement, numbness, limited range of motion and flexibility, postural imbalance, muscle weakening and wasting, reduced tissue oxygenation and an increase in potential for future injury. Scar tissue can even act like a dam disturbing drainage of
lymphatics and circulation and impacting on […]