knee scar
Scar after knee surgery

What to do About Scar Tissue

By Brandy Haldiman, Physical Therapy Assistant

The development of scar tissue is part of the body’s normal healing process.

After injury to the normal collagen cells in the body, new cells are brought to the injury site and will soon become healthy tissue. Sometimes, this new tissue can become balled up tissue called ‘scar tissue’.  Continue reading

Sharp pain and loss of motion are symptoms of a frozen shoulder

141030But don’t let that scare you. A frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) will come and go, and physical therapy can help you maintain your range of motion with as little pain as possible. Without PT, a frozen shoulder sufferer can expect a long road.

This is one of the most common ailments among laborers, especially in the East Liverpool area, where a large number of industrial workers live. I’ve found this to be a very frequent reason for workers’ compensation claims. Continue reading