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2019 Oct

J Bodyw Mov Ther



Soft tissue mobilization techniques in treating chronic abdominal scar tissue: A quasi-experimental single subject design.


Kelly RC, Armstrong M, Bensky A, Foti A, Wasserman JB
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2019 Oct; 23(4):805-814.
PMID: 31733765.


Roughly 17 million abdominal surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. Up to 17% of those may be readmitted for adhesion related problems. This study evaluated the effectiveness of soft tissue mobilization (STM) techniques at improving chronic pain, mobility restrictions and functional deficits following complex abdominal surgery.