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Post-Surgical Adhesions

Attenuation of postoperative adhesions using a modeled manual therapy

This paper was published recently and is using techniques developed at Squamish Integrated Health to resolve and prevent postoperative adhesion formation after surgeries. Susan Chapelle is the co-investigator on this grant from National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Postoperative adhesions are pathological attachments that develop between abdominopelvic structures following surgery. Considered unavoidable and ubiquitous, postoperative…

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Evidence Based Manual Therapy for Scars and Adhesions

The modern education system for manual therapy, including Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic works on the acceptance that manipulation of tissues for scars and adhesions is of therapeutic value. This paper examines the current scientific literature on mechanical force and its effect on connective tissue.

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Adhesions: Treatment and Prevention


An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds 2 parts of your tissue together. They should remain separate. Adhesions may appear as thin sheets of tissue similar to plastic wrap or as thick fibrous bands.

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