McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release - A gentle technique that can be applied to any scarring caused by surgical procedures. It can be effective on both recent and older scarring. Scar tissue is a natural response to trauma when the skin is punctured or lacerate, either by accident or surgical procedures. The effects of post surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated.
Some symptoms and effects of scarring
Collagen is laid down in the repair process, which results in a thickened fibrous mass impeding the proper circulation of blood and congests lymph flow.
A scar is non-elastic and fibrous and will have a 'dragging' and pulling effect on the surrounding tissues, including joints. Which may result in a restricted range of motion, where greater force must be applied in order to move the affected joint.
A scar resulting from abdominal surgery has a dragging and pulling feeling deep in the abdomen, which may inhibit flexion, extension and rotation of the spine. Abdominal muscles work synergistically with spinal muscles, this may have a major impact on low back pain.
Over time, scar tissue shrinks thus creating unequal tensions within the body, which may affect blood flow, restrict movement and create inflammation.
Common Surgical Scars
Fractured foot requiring surgery.