PellaRipare Program for Painful Scars
Our internal body is covered in a thin, gelatinous layer of connective tissue called fascia. This intricate system of fibers protects and insulates muscles, organs, nerves and vessels. It’s sturdy enough to provide support but also allows our tissues to glide, roll and shift around each other; this is referred to as motility or mobility and it’s necessary for normal movement and function. When injury occurs, however, the normally smooth and pliable cells of the organ, muscle or nerves are replaced with scar tissue.
Scars are a normal part of the healing process. They develop to repair trauma from incisions, cuts or tears, or in response to infection and inflammation. Sometimes, scar tissue is caused by a disease process such as endometriosis or fibromyalgia. In addition to the visible changes on the surface of the skin, fibrous bands of tissue, called adhesions, develop in the muscles, connective tissue and organs below. These bands of scare tissue can attach any two adjacent surfaces and cause the tissues to become bonded together, subsequently decreasing freedom of movement. Oftentimes adhesions are asymptomatic and people may not even be aware of their presence. However, in many men and women, scars and the subsequent adhesions or restrictions can lead to pelvic pain, abdominal pain, infertility, poor organ function and muscle imbalances. Fascia restrictions can create postural problems as well and contribute to back or neck pain; and may even cause abdominal cramps, bloating, constipation and/or different types of incontinence.
Scar tissue problems may develop over time because adhesions can become denser, tighter and more restrictive years after the initial injury and may also spread to surrounding connective tissue. This is one of the reasons diagnosing or finding a cause of certain types of pain is difficult; the onset may happen years after the initial insult and so the symptoms seem to appear at random. As a result, the physiological effects of scars are often not acknowledged by other health care professionals and the importance of scar tissue therapy is often overlooked. At OptimaLiving we know the importance of proper scar therapy and have created a special release and rehabilitation program to address this complex need.
Benefits of Scar Tissue Release & Rehabilitation
- Release trapped nerve endings
- Improve circulation
- Increase mobility and tissue/organ motility
- Improve organ function
- Experience pain-free sex
- Decrease or prevent keloids and scar visibility
- Restore muscle balance and strength
- Learn relaxation techniques
- Move without restrictions, fear or pain
Conditions the PellaRipare Program can Help You Overcome
- PERINEAL TEARS OR EPISIOTOMY
- PAINFUL BREASTS/POST-SURGICAL PAIN
- CAESAREAN BIRTH
- LAPAROSCOPIC SURGIERS
- PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
- INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR
- INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS
- CO-EXISTING MUSCLE PAIN
Scar Tissue Release Treatment Protocol
Our PelleRipare Scar Therapy Program uses a mind-body approach to reduce pain, increase motility, promote circulation and restore function. We utilize specialized release techniques including myofascial release, internal and external scar specific massage, skin rolling, trigger point release and IASTM; essential oils to soften the tissue, increase pliability and promote circulation; and revolutionary modalties (cold laser and pulse electromagnetic therapy) to facilitate repair and remodeling of the tissue.
To reduce the risk of developing scar pain and complications, we believe treatment should start as soon as possible after surgery or delivery. All scar tissue has the potential to become problematic and there is no way to predict which scars will eventually cause pain. We do know that scar tissue pain is a common complaint of new mothers and is often the cause of painful intercourse following labor and delivery. That's why early treatment is the best course of action. Remember the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
Specialized Techniques & Modalities to Treat Scar Pain
Cold Laser or Low Level Laser (LLLT) is an FDA approved and scientifically proven modality in the non-surgical treatment of muscle and joint pain and recovery from injury. This device is a "bio-stimulator" that helps your body heal itself by increasing circulation, reducing inflammation, facilitating collagen production and stimulating cellular activity. This device is so powerful it has been endorsed by the New England Patriots and US Olympic Committee. Read more. . .
Myofascial Release is an advanced manual therapy technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure and postural holds to soften and elongate the intricate and expansive connective tissue of the internal body - called fascia. Fascia restricts develop in response to injury, infection, surgical incisions and normal everyday activities. These restrictions develop in response to injury, infection, surgical incisions and normal everyday activities. These restrictions create adhesions that bind adjacent tissues, (muscle, skin, nerves, vessels and organs) and lead to loss of movement and pain. Fascia has been identified as the missing link in the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Read more. . .
MFM is a unique program that harnesses the physical and mental energy of martial arts and yoga in one purposefully guided movement program that is functional, fun and easily implemented at home. These carefully selected exercises and poses increase strength, improve flexibility, build stamina and boost confidence. Read more. . . .
BIO Q PULSE
The Bio Q Pulse is an FDA approved electromagnetic therapy device that helps to restore tissue health by inducing electrical changes in the cells of the body. Extensive research has found that tissues like blood, muscles, ligaments, bone and cartilage respond to biophysical input. This revolutionary tool helps to promote circulation, stimulate cell rejuvenation, promote relaxation, and facilitate healing of damaged, stressed, or weak muscles and surrounding soft tissues. Read more. . . .
Herbal medicine has recorded roots dating back to 6,000 years in Asian cultures and is still widely practiced across the world today. In our quest to facilitate natural healing and enhance our therapeutic interventions we have partnered with dōTerra and Nature’s Way Botanicals to deliver high quality essential oils and CBD products to our clients. We utilize these remedies in our practice and offer free consultations with a Wellness Expert so you can develop knowledge in practical applications for healing and health. Read more. . . .
Frequently Asked Questions
How quickly will I see results?
The treatment protocol ranges from 6-12 visits. Most people are able to implement strategies and have noticeable improvement on their very first visit and will achieve successful remediation of their symptoms within 8 sessions. Every program includes extensive education and an individualized home program to help you maintain your results.
What if I've had surgery or other treatment?
Even if you've tried other interventions without success, this program can work for you. We specialize in complex conditions and we treat the whole person, not just one organ or body part. This comprehensive and holistic approach allows us to succeed when other treatments have failed.
How much does it cost?
Occupational therapy services are covered by most insurance plans. But in the case that you don't have insurance or we don't have a direct relationship with your provider, sessions cost $40-90 depending on the complexity of your condition. We have payment plans and interest-free finance options to make treatment affordable. We don't let cost get in the way of your health and healing.
What if it doesn't work for me?
We offer a 100% money back* guarantee. If you are not experiencing results or not completely satisfied with your care, we will refund your money, no questions asked.
*Accept in the instance of insurance reimbursement; strict insurance laws do not allow refunds for services rendered
How do I get started?
Click Here - to request an appointment online; usethe jivochat box below to reach a support coordinator; or call the office @ 623-777-3113 and our friendly receptionist will help you get started.
What if I am still unsure this is right for me?
Because we want everyone to feel comfortable seeking care, we offer a FREE 20 Minute Consultation with a licensed therapist. Learn more. . .