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Cesarean Section Scar Release Therapy

Rooted Family Team
January 25, 2023

Rooted Family Wellness Centre is the only clinic in the Ottawa area that offers Microcurrent Point Stimulation Cesarean Scar Release Therapy! This therapy is provided by our registered healthcare practitioners which may be eligible for coverage under your extended healthcare benefits.

About the treatment

In Canada, almost 30% of births were done by c-section in 2019 and 2020. Recovering from this type of birth takes time and can be more challenging than a vaginal birth for many reasons. As the scar heals from a cesarean section, there can often be pain and tightness at the site of the incision which can impact your abdominal strength, blood flow to the area, posture, hips and back. Some scarring can also cause pain with sex (dyspareunia) and even bladder urgency issues. 

Rooted Family Wellness Centre has trained practitioners to help in the healing process using Cesarean Section Scar Release therapy. The device for the therapy is called the Dolphin Neurostim™ which uses Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) to help release the scar and decrease cesarean section pain. The simultaneous application of a safe low level electrical impulse is applied to each side of the cesarean scar to relax and fade scar tissue, which when left untreated, can hinder muscles and fascia function and cause pain. This technology is approved by Health Canada and the FDA and you should be able to see and feel a significant change in the scar during your first or second appointment. 

The benefits of Cesarean Section Scar Release Therapy are:

  • Speeding up the healing process of the scar, muscle and fascia
  • Decreasing pain in the scar connective tissue
  • Helping to relax and fade scar tissue
  • Releasing the scar tightness which will increase blood circulation and lymph drainage to help the body in the healing process
  • Your increased mobility and decreasing your pain will improve your ability to recover and take the best care of your baby and family

In this recent article in Today’s Parent, one mother writes about her experience with MPS and how her scar felt after the therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How soon after my cesarean section should I book?

Healing after a cesarean section takes time. After about 6-8 weeks, we encourage you to book a 60-minute initial assessment and treatment. At this appointment, your practitioner will complete a detailed health history, provide an assessment and conduct your first scar tissue release therapy treatment. 

  • I have had my scar for a while, is it too late to book?

You can start cesarean section scar tissue release therapy anytime. Even scars 10-20 years old can be treated! 

  • Can I be pregnant?

No. The Dolphin Neurostim™ should never be used during pregnancy. Other contraindications include regions with tumours/cancer or on persons with a cardiac pacemaker.

  • Can I have scar release therapy if I am planning to have another cesarean section in the future?

Yes. The scar release therapy can release and heal your current scar tissue and help your next scar heal much easier and faster. You will likely feel a decrease in tightness and discomfort of scar tissue during your second pregnancy.

  • How many sessions will I need?

Each scar is different so your registered practitioner will be able to further guide you regarding this during the initial assessment appointment but it shouldn’t take more than a few sessions.

  • Is this therapy covered by my extended health insurance?

A Chiropractic Doctor provides the therapy as part of a clinical assessment and treatment. Your appointment will be billed under chiropractic care and a receipt will be provided to you to submit to your insurance provider. Please check with your insurance provider if you have any questions about specific coverage. 

  • Can scar release therapy help to treat any other types of scars?

Absolutely! The Dolphin Neurostim™ is used to also effective for treating scarring from many different surgeries including hysterectomy, breast reduction, appendectomy, knee, hip, shoulder and more.​ 


Book your Cesarean Section Scar Release Therapy today or contact us to learn more.


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