Accidents or surgery often leave individuals with long term injuries including scarring and disfigurement.
Sometimes it is the shear appearance of the scar that is either embarrassing or hard to live with. Whether it’s feeling uncomfortable with intimacy, affects your ability to get a job, reduces your self-esteem, affects friendships or just causes you plain suffering, scars and disfigurement can be hard to live with.
However, beyond visible scarring, the scar itself can cause skin and surrounding soft tissue to become inflexible. Similarly, scar tissue at a joint and the increased area of skin in that area can result in loss of mobility. Scarring can also cause reduced or no nerve sensitivity and psychological and emotional distress. Suddenly recreational activities can no longer be enjoyed. Day to day mobility is difficult.
Accidents and injuries can also disorganise the functional relationships between bones. Bones can get stuck together out of place causing chronic dysfunction.
These bone-to-bone adhesions are at the level of the fascia (connective tissue) of the periosteum (the sheath around the bone).
But there’s good news. Scar Work and Bone Work can help. Scar Work can help to unstick the fascial web of soft tissue surrounding the scar, improving its appearance, increasing mobility and reduce nerve pain. Bone Work can help correct the chronic distortions left over from badly healed breaks in the bone, or scars in the bone.