Scar Tissue Management
Gillitts, Kloof & Hillcrest practices
Scar Tissue Management
The development of a scar is a normal process after surgery or injury. The scar tissue is created as the body repairs the damaged tissue by forming fibres out of collagen. Unfortunately, the new tissue is never quite the same as the original tissue, but Physiotherapy can significantly improve the quality and look of the scar.
Through a combination of machinery and manual techniques, our aim at Riley Physiotherapists is to help reduce the appearance of scars and prevent any of the complications associated with them. Contact us today for an appointment.
Benefits of Physiotherapy for scars
Physiotherapy assists with healing of wounds and reduces scar tissue build-up, making scars less noticeable. It influences collagen to form more evenly and helps with softening and flattening of scars. It can also reduce scar tethering, tightness, pain, itchiness and hypersensitivity.
Physiotherapy treatment of scars may include:
- Myofascial release
- Scar tissue mobilisation
- Dry needling
- Appropriate exercises
When you would require scar tissue management
All wounds/scars would benefit from Physiotherapy management. The larger the wound/incision and the longer it takes to heal, the thicker and less flexible the scar is likely to be, so the greater importance of Physiotherapy. Injuries/surgery to the face and other areas that are usually visible are also usually carefully managed, for obvious reasons.
Price of scar tissue management
The price of scar tissue physiotherapy is lower than that of most other types of physiotherapy, and does vary depending on the area/s that need to be treated, what treatment they require and the recommended number of treatment sessions.
We offer medical aid rates.
Please contact us if you need any further information on pricing.
How we can help
Our Gillitts, Hillcrest and Kloof practices include a team of caring physiotherapists with expertise and equipment to assist with scar management to achieve optimal results.
How to Schedule and Appointment
MAIN BRANCH (GILLITTS):
The Gillitts Medical Centre, 15 Old Main Rd, Gillitts, 3610. Kwazulu Natal,
HILLCREST BRANCH (LE DOMAINE):
Le Domaine Health, Le Domaine Estate, 100 Acutts Drive, Hillcrest, 3610. Kwazula Natal, South Africa.
Juli-Ann Riley Physiotherapists, Femina Health, 75 Old Main Rd, Kloof 3610, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Frequently asked questions about Scars
What happens if I do not do anything?
Your scar could become hard and inflexible and adhesions may form. This may limit movement, especially if a scar crosses a joint, and could cause deformity or reduced function.
How long does a scar take to mature?
A scar will continue to grow and change for 12-18 months.
When should I start treatment on a scar?
The earlier one commences treatment, the better the outcome will be. Initially treatment is very gentle to promote optimal healing of the scar, without damaging the new fibres. Later, deeper and more vigorous treatment may be required to break down adhesions.
PLEASE NOTE: This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a medical consultation. Anyone experiencing a medical condition or requiring physiotherapy should book an appointment with us for a complete assessment.
Le Domaine Health
Le Domaine Health, 100 Acutts Drive, Hillcrest, 3610, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Bookings: 031 355 0030
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All private homes in the upper Highway Nursing homes
including Rob Roy, Winston Park Rest Home, Waterfall Gardens & Le Domaine Care (and others)
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