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Scar tissue breakup
« on: May 25, 2013, 08:18:48 AM »
I'll admit I am a little confused on the breakup of scar tissue and the degree as per the following choices either singular or in combination
1) Dr Su's physical therapy instructions suggest the exercises will break up the scar tissue
2) The foam roller is a method for working the deep tissues however from what I have heard - not recommended until months 3-5 post-op
3) Arrojo suggests some massage using active release technologies and don't leave it too long - working it after week 6 clearance

Can anyone comment on the merits of 1 preference, alternatives or combinations thereof?
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Re: Scar tissue breakup
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 10:33:01 AM »
Hi Packman,

A combination of all 3 worked very well for me. I was prompted to massage and the roller by IT band causing knee pain at about 9 weeks but it helped greatly with scar tissue as well. A very good and cautious massage therapist, the roller and pool work were of great benefit to me.

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Re: Scar tissue breakup
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 11:42:39 AM »
You need proper deep tissue massage to properly break up scar tissue. The roller is ok but it compresses rather than stretches.
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