Scar Tissue Treatment


The STRAIT Method™ – Scar Treatment

What scars do you have?

Scar tissue treatment is a critical component of eliminating pain and optimizing physical performance. When you have an injury or surgery that creates a scar, the communication between the brain and that region is altered. Even long after an injury or surgery, when the scar itself appears fully healed, the site of trauma is still sending faulty information to the brain. The brain responds accordingly by creating pain or dysfunction in muscles and joints. For example, women often report that after a c-section, they never feel like they regain the ability to use their abdominals, and they complain of chronic low-back or hip pain. After identifying and clearing the specific sources of faulty information in and around the scar, the client is instantly able to use the abdominal muscles again, and normal, pain-free movement is restored.

We treat scars using The STRAIT Method™, a manual therapy technique that releases fascia by separating and realigning the adhered tissues of the scar. This technique not only improves the function of the muscles and other tissues around the scar, but can also result in a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the scar itself.

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Widespread Stretch

Red, sometimes itchy and painful, slightly elevated. Many will mature to become flat and assume pigmentation similar to the surrounding skin, although they can be paler or slightly darker.

Atrophic

Atrophic

Flat and depressed below the surrounding skin. Generally small and often round with an indented or inverted centre. Commonly arise after acne or chickenpox.

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Contractures

Scars that cross joints or skin creases at right angles are prone to develop shortening or contracture. Occur when the scar is not fully matured. Often tend to be hypertrophic, and are typically disabling and dysfunctional. Common after burn injuries.

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Linear hypertrophic

Red, raised and sometimes itchy. Confined to the border of the original surgery or trauma. Develops within weeks after surgery. May increase rapidly in size for three to six months and then, after a static phase, begin to regress. Mature to have an elevated, slightly rope-like appearance with increased width. Full maturation can take up to two years.

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Widespread hypertrophic

Common after a burn. A widespread red, raised and sometimes itchy scar that remains within the borders of the original burn.

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Keloids

A focally raised, itchy scar that extends over normal tissue. May develop up to several years after injury and does not regress without treatment. Surgical excision is often followed by recurrence.