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Welcome to The Cape Hand Clinic - Scar Management

At our physiotherapy clinic in Cape Town, we understand the physical and emotional impact that scars can have on individuals. We offer specialized Scar Management services aimed at minimizing the appearance of scars, promoting healing, and restoring optimal function. Our experienced physiotherapists utilize evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans to address scar tissue, helping you achieve the best possible outcomes in scar management.

Understanding Scar Management

Scar management involves a comprehensive approach to address the formation and impact of scars on the body. Scars can result from surgical procedures, traumatic injuries, burns, or other skin conditions. While scars are a natural part of the healing process, they can sometimes become thick, raised, tight, or aesthetically displeasing. Scar management focuses on minimizing these undesirable effects, optimizing tissue healing, and improving the functional and cosmetic appearance of scars.

Our Approach to Scar Management

At our clinic, we take a personalized approach to scar management, tailoring our treatments to your specific needs and scar characteristics. Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough assessment, considering factors such as scar type, location, size, and associated symptoms. Based on this evaluation, we will develop a customized treatment plan that may include a combination of the following techniques:

  1. Scar Massage: Gentle massage techniques are used to break down scar tissue, improve blood flow, and promote tissue remodeling. Scar massage can help soften and flatten scars, reduce adhesions, and enhance flexibility.

  2. Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques, such as manual mobilization and stretching, can be applied to release tension, improve tissue mobility, and promote scar remodeling.

  3. Therapeutic Exercises: Specific exercises and stretches may be prescribed to target the surrounding muscles and tissues, promoting optimal movement and function. These exercises can also help prevent muscle imbalances and compensations related to the scar.

  4. Silicone Gel or Sheets: The application of silicone gel or sheets has been shown to effectively manage scars by hydrating the skin, reducing redness, and improving the overall texture and appearance of scars.

  5. Modalities: Depending on the scar type and individual needs, additional modalities such as ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, or electrical stimulation may be incorporated to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and stimulate collagen production.

Patient Education and Support

We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and self-care techniques to actively participate in their scar management journey. Our physiotherapists will provide education on scar tissue formation, wound care, proper scar massage techniques, and strategies for optimizing scar healing. We are dedicated to supporting you throughout the process, answering your questions, and addressing any concerns you may have.

Start Your Scar Management Journey

If you are seeking professional scar management to improve the appearance, functionality, and overall well-being of your scars, our physiotherapy services can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your personalized scar management journey towards achieving the best possible outcomes.

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Why Choose Us

“Each of our clients is unique and their treatment needs may differ. That’s why we take an individual approach to understanding the specific needs and goals of each of our clients. We customize treatment plans to suit our clients’ needs..”

Nureesah Hendricks

frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions?


We consult Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 5pm. In case of an emergency, special arrangements can be made on weekends and after hours.

Hand injuries will require a 30 minute session which includes assessment and treatment. Shoulder, back and neck injuries/pain will require a 1 hour session.

No, you can schedule an appointment without a refferal. We are first line practioners and are able to diganose your condition. Furthermore, we have orthopedic upper limb specialists on site which will enable effective medical management. 

In general, we charge for the physiotherapy modalities used in your session. The cost of your session may vary depending on the treatment required on the day. You are welcome to contact us for a quote.

We charge medical aid rates; however, we are a cash based practice and accept payment on the day. You are welcome to submit your physiotherapy invoice to your medical aid for reinbursement.

Yes, you can pay with all major cards except "American Express".

Our practice is POPI Act complaint. Please refer to our POPI guide.

Bussiness Hours

Monday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED