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Purposes of our Scar Tissue/Muscle Tear Treatment

After many years of experience in sports injury and surgery rehabilitation, we have developed our own rehabilitation protocol for muscle tear and scar tissue formation. 

This rehabilitation protocol combines different rehabilitative techniques such as:

  1. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization ( IASTM ).
  2. Diacutaneous Fibrolysis.
  3. Sports Massage Techniques.
  4. Heat Therapy.
  5. Bandages Techniques.

IASTM technique utilizes special stainless steel tools with particular shapes and dimensions to fit all the body’s muscles, joints, and tendons.

Thanks to these tools we can break down the scar tissue formed after a muscle tear.

Furthermore, IASTM techniques are very useful to ease faster and better all possible muscle tension, stiffness, and knots that occur in the area of the muscle injury.

With these tools, we can reduce the number of sections and so speed up the recovery time.

Diacutaneous Fibrolysis (DF) is a noninvasive rehabilitation technique. DF is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization developed from the Cyriax deep friction massage principles. It consists of a set of metallic hooks applied to the skin which allow deeper penetration and a more precise application than manual techniques, providing advantages in the treatment of soft tissues such as muscle, tendon, and fascia.

Thanks to the expertise of our Sports Therapist and Physiotherapist, with this technique, they obtain a decrease in rigidity and an increase in relaxation of the injured muscle.

Sports Massage is a thorough sports massage therapy that helps to reduce muscle tension, soft tissue friction, and muscle rigidity, and increase muscle and joint mobility after a muscle injury.

Heat therapy is applied during the treatment with special heating pads. Heat therapy increases muscle relaxation making soft tissue manipulation more effective.

Furthermore, heat therapy increases blood perfusion speeding up the waste cells’ removal from the scar tissue break-down activity.

If the muscle tear is consistent and the symptoms are strong, we proceed with a bandage of the muscle injured. This will allow the muscle to be less stressed and get some support during the load of its contraction.

Benefits of our Scar Tissue/Muscle Tear Treatment

Our Scar Tissue/Muscle Tear Treatment provides a wide range of physiological and biomechanical benefits to the injured muscle such as:

  1. Reduced scar tissue formation.
  2. Increased connective tissue remodeling.
  3. Increased blood perfusion of the soft tissues.
  4. Increased muscle flexibility.
  5. Reduced muscle rigidity.
  6. Increased muscle relaxation.
  7. Increase joint mobility.
  8. Decrease soft tissue and joint friction.
  9. Reduced muscle pain.
  10. Increased muscle power.
  11. Reduced tendon tension.

Why People Choose Our Scar Tissue/Muscle Tear Treatment

In this clinic, thanks to more than 18 years of experience in sports injuries, we have developed a special protocol to treat and cure muscle tears and scar tissue formation.

Generally, muscle tears are treated using the RICE Approach:

  1. Rest
  2. Ice
  3. Compression
  4. Elevation 

Basically, this is Self-Healing Approach.

It works, but in our opinion, most of the time there are side effects of this approach.

The most important side effect is the entity of scar tissue formation. 

The more the muscle tear is big in dimension and more the scar tissue formation.

During our muscle tear/scar tissue treatment, we perform instruments-assisted techniques aiming to facilitate the healing process and reduce scar tissue formation.

In order to have these effects we treat the torn muscle fibers in this way:

  1. We try to reconnect as much as possible the two ends of the torn muscle fibers in order to reduce the formation of connective tissue.
  2. We reduce the muscle fibers retraction that has formed at the two ends of the torn muscle.
  3. We realign the muscle fibers to stimulate a better so-called sarcomere alignment during the remodeling process of the muscle tear.
  4. We break down the excessive and not organized scar tissue formation.
  5. We treat and massage all the other surrounding synergist muscles as they can express their maximum power to help to reduce the biomechanical load on the injured muscle.

Despite there being a chance to treat and cure a muscle tear we advise our athletes to put in place a treatment plan for muscle injury prevention!

What Our Patients Say

  • The BEST in the business. I’ve been to see Mr Salus for years for marathon prep and injuries to migraines and beyond. He is the very best there is.

    Sophie Jones Avatar Sophie Jones
    September 26, 2021

    Massimo was amazing! He takes the time to analyse the whole body to detect the source of the problem. He immediately pressed on the different tension points, and takes the time to do the deep massage! I really recommend his professionalism and expertise. I could feel the effects as soon as the massage was over. Thank you!

    Maëva Garnault Avatar Maëva Garnault
    August 20, 2021

    I decided to get a sports massage kind of ad-hoc after seeing lots of positive reviews, and I'm glad I did because it turned out to be the best decision of the day. Massimo is extremely welcoming and knowledgeable - I got to learn a bit about muscles and what I need to improve going forward so that I minimize the chance of injury at the gym. Overall a superb experience - I'll definitely be back for more sessions.

    Patryk Zabielski Avatar Patryk Zabielski
    June 10, 2021
  • Massimo is very knowledgeable and systematic in his treatment approach, looking to solve the cause of the issue and not just the symptoms. I have been seeing him for a number of issues stemming from various injuries that have built up over time. I have had immediate relief from pain after every session and improved mobility and form due to his treatments. I frequently recommend him to friends and family who require physiotherapy and related treatment.

    Varun Venkatraman (varven) Avatar Varun Venkatraman (varven)
    June 6, 2021

    My partner has been a regular at Massimo's and always speaks very highly of him so when I had an issue with pins and needles and pain in my fingers and hand, he was my first point of call. He did a detailed assessment from my neck down my spine and all the way along the arm to my fingers. He cleared any knots I had and meticulously worked through it all. He also recommended follow-up exercises and treatments. I came out really feeling the difference and a day later, everything feels so much better.

    Akane Vallery Uchida Avatar Akane Vallery Uchida
    May 21, 2021

    Massimo is a really great at what he does, a really top professional,

    Ariadna Bakhmatova Avatar Ariadna Bakhmatova
    December 16, 2020
  • One of the best in London to deal with any sports related injury! Extremely knowledgeable about all types of injury’s, and also get detailed about any underlying issues that could also be the cause, along with short and long term solutions 👍🏼 Great demeanour and care for your mind and body 👌🏼

    Sal Besim Avatar Sal Besim
    October 28, 2020

    I have acquired a number of injuries through a series of sporting pursuits that cause lower back pain and muscle fatigue. In seeking treatment I have been to number of clinics but not one of them has been as good as Mr Salus Sporting Lab. Massimo is a genuine expert and gives the best sports massage I have ever experienced. I would wholeheartedly recommend him and now see him on a frequent basis.

    Michael M Avatar Michael M
    October 14, 2020

    Massimo works wonders, I won't run a race without him massaging all the aches away beforehand. Perfect for getting race ready! And for general body maintenance.

    Charlie and Lily Krober Avatar Charlie and Lily Krober
    October 5, 2020

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