Scars and fascial function: essential information for therapists
Scar tissue is an unavoidable physiological response to trauma or surgery. The visible skin change is the superficial consequence of the healing process, any underlying repair is also inferior to pre-injury tissue. What does this mean for therapy professionals? Are all scars a problem? By understanding wound healing and scar tissue formation, therapists can apply simple assessment techniques and include interventions to promote health in the connective tissue after a repair occurs.