Scar Tissue

If you treat musculoskeletal conditions, you should be aware that tendinopathy may occur in those taking medications known as statins. Statins are one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world and are often prescribed for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol...

Astym Therapy added to curriculum It is a new era in preparing clinicians to be effective therapists. Staying at the forefront of research and innovation is crucial. In recognition that excellence brings rewards, Duquesne’s Physical Therapy program has added certification in Astym Therapy to its curriculum....

Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease within the United States, with an estimate of 30.3 million people having diabetes as of 2015. That’s roughly 9.4% of the United States population diagnosed. Some diabetics require insulin injections to regulate their blood sugar. The insulin is injected into select locations of the body where the fatty tissue is ideal for the absorption of insulin. For the insulin-dependent diabetic, injections are a part of daily life, but regular injections into the same location can come with side effects.

"Scar tissue formed after surgery or injury often ends up being painful and limiting movement for patients. Although there are a number of possible treatments, these options are expensive and often have only limited success. According to Drs. Michael Mont, Morad Chughtai, Jared Newman, and their colleagues, a revolutionary new approach is now available. Called Astym therapy, the new method works by stimulating the body’s own mechanisms of regeneration for soft tissues and re-absorption of scar tissue. Crucially, after treatment, patients report significant improvements in mobility and pain relief..."

The right surgery was done, the necessary radiation was performed, and now your prognosis is good. However, lingering impairments in movement from breast cancer treatment are common, but often go untreated. Scar tissue that may result from surgery and radiation can cause pain and restrict...

In Part I of this entry, we discussed some of the most effective treatments for chronic hamstring strains and injuries. Despite being pain-free with typical daily activities, many athletes continue to have pain with their sport several months and even years after a hamstring injury....

Those of you who suffer from chronic hamstring strains know how frustrating this recurrent injury can be. Hamstring strains and injuries typically occur with high-speed activities such as sprinting, soccer, or tennis. As physical therapists, we treat an increased number of hamstring strains as recreational...

Many women experience scarring, adhesions, and/or contractures that restrict movement after they receive surgery/radiation for breast cancer. Often, women suffer from this restricted movement because they are unaware that there is treatment available to eliminate scar tissue and restore normal movement. A clinical research study published...

Meet today's guest blogger: Gus Gutierrez, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT Gus is an owner of and serves as clinical director of BRPT-Lake, a multi-clinic private practice located in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that specializes in the treatment of orthopedic patients and sports-related injuries. He received his Orthopedic Certified Specialization distinction in 1994 and then again in 2004. He is certified as a Level 2 Manual Therapist and is Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has over 23 years of clinical experience and working with athletes on all levels. Gus has been certified in Astym since 2001. He is also certified in Kinesiology Taping and as an Active Release Technique practitioner for the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine. In orthopedic settings across the world, Astym treatment has become the prime modality of choice in scar tissue reduction. Dysfunctional scarring can result in restricted movement, stiffness, and an undesirable appearance. Astym treatment can help eliminate scar tissue and thereby restore movement, eliminate pain, and deliver a more desirable appearance.

Astym treatment is effective in resolving many soft tissue problems, including chronic tendinopathies, tendon pain, tendon injury, stiffness, restricted movement, limited function and other conditions associated with adhesions or scar tissue that can occur after trauma or surgical intervention. It is also quite effective on...

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