What many people don’t realize is the physiological impact that scars can have on their bodies — whether it’s a minor scar from falling as a child, a high-school football injury, burn, or a C-section scar. While not every scar presents a problem, many do. If your body doesn’t break down scar tissue completely, it will often spread — triggering your body to compensate. Any kink, pull or restriction in one area can impact the rest of the body. If your movements are restricted, your muscles will be forced to compensate by working harder. Nerve entrapment can affect circulation and cause pain and discomfort.
In this week’s podcast episode, Marni will be speaking with Angela Thynne, Director of Scar Care, to learn more about Scarring treatments, causes and management.
Angela is an occupational therapist with over 25 years’ experience in the management of scarring and oedema following traumatic injuries, burns and surgery. She has run her private practice, Scar Care, specialising in scarring and oedema for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in treating both adults and children with scarring and oedema. Her experience has been within both the private and public sectors, including clinical practice, research, teaching and training.
She is a credentialed private practitioner to the Professor Stuart Pegg Adult Burns Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Angela is a clinical lecturer in scar and oedema management at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland and is the co-coordinator of the Burns Rehabilitation Course of the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association
She is passionate about the prevention and treatment of traumatic and surgical scarring. She has committed her professional life and ongoing professional training to the minimisation and management of scarring.
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