What is Scar Tissue Mobilization?

After surgery, fracture, or sprains and strains, your body develops scar tissue at the surgical incision site, on the bone after a fracture, or in the muscle after a tear.  When scar tissue forms, healing begins to take place.  The scar does not have the same functional properties or the flexibility of your normal tissue.  However, the scar tissue can be remodeled in order to handle stress and force.

Scar tissue mobilization ensures that range of motion, strength, and mobility are maximized at the injured tissue.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

Some patients turn to massage therapy when dealing with soft tissue injuries.  Massage therapists use different techniques to restore function and enable you to move normally again.

Aligned Medical Group incorporates the following massage techniques to assist scar tissue mobilization.

What is the Graston Technique?

If you haven’t had success with massage therapy helping to mobilize your scar tissue, the Graston Technique may be the right choice for you.

The Graston Technique is an innovative, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used to break down scar tissue, fascia restrictions, and adhesions.  Utilizing specially designed stainless steel instruments, the clinician glides the instrument over the treatment area to detect and effectively treat soft tissue fibrosis, scar, chronic restriction, and tightness.

When Is It Used?

Some of the common conditions that the Graston Technique treats include tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, chronic neck pain, surgical scarring, Achilles tendonitis, sprains, and strains.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

The Graston Technique is typically performed two times a week and most patients experience immediate results.

Dealing with mobility restrictions and lack of flexibility due to scar tissue can be frustrating and can keep you from performing daily activities. Find out more about how massage therapy and the Graston Technique can help you get back to your normal life.