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

pre-surgical physical therapy improves outcomesMake no mistake – joint replacement is a major operation. However, since it’s not usually an emergency situation, you can plan for it and work it into your schedule.

This is an important fact to remember because it gives you an opportunity to work up to the surgery with some pre-surgical physical therapy.

Depending on the patient and the required surgery, pre-surgical physical therapy can help shorten your post-op hospital stay, as well as greatly reduce your odds of needing post-surgical discharge to an in-patient rehab facility by as much as 73%. Continue reading