As much as one can be proud to bear a scar, perhaps a mark of bearing a child or symbol of surviving a surgery, scars can often become hard or unsightly and cause discomfort.


Some people are prone to developing irregular scar tissue formation, such as keloid scars, whilst some scars can become painful and tight as they heal. These scars can cause restricted movement of the surrounding tissue and joints.


Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in; lessening pain associated with scar tissue, improving the appearance of scar tissue, improving movement and function of the affected area.


A physiotherapist can use one or a combination of treatments to help with your scar tissue, these treatments include:

  • Scar tissue massage (specific to scar tissue)
  • Laser therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Kinesio taping
  • Area specific exercises