What is Scar Management?

Massaging a scar involves rubbing and moving the skin underlying tissue in a firm manner.When massaging , it is recommended that you use non perfumed moisturizing agent, such as creams (sorblene or vitamin E). This will help moisturize the scar.

Why massage?

Scar tissue becomes hard and raised. Massage can help to soften and flatten the scar tissue.Scar tissue may stick to the underlying muscles, tendons, blood vessels , nerves and bones. Massage can prevent this from happening and help keep the scar tissue flexible. Scars may feel sensitive , tingle or hurt when touched.

Precautions:

Note that you must massage open wounds.if the scar becomes sore, blisters, reopens or the skin develops a rash, stop massaging until the tissue normalizes.

COGNITIVE REHABILITATION

Occupational therapy deals with patients that suffer with a host cognitive problems such as confusion, anxiety,forgetfulness, memory loss, poor concentration and problems following instructions.These problems can occur with dementia, strokes,tumors, brain trauma,the normal ageing process, psychiatric conditions or psychosis with ageing.

Occupational Therapy provides beacon of hope to individuals with these problems by stimulating the brain’s ability to execute these functions.This is done by analysing the specific areas and providing individuals with “exercises” for the mind and helping to stimulate these functions using activities that one does in ones own daily life (in lifes task and roles). The aim is to improve cognitive skills as much as possible using various activities such as educational games and an individual’s daily activities.