I'd like to briefly write about scars and how they inhibit our movement patterns. I have seen so many people lately that are not able to engage their core musculature due to scar tissue inhibiting its neural response.
For example, today I treated a wonderful lady and she couldn't hold a pose that engaged her deep abdominal muscles. This fantastic woman works out several times a week doing spin classes, TRX, yoga...all without her core functioning properly. We found some muscles that were compensating for her core, but what turned her abdominals back on was when we released her cesarean scar - BINGO! Her abdominlas now functioned beautifully. Not only was she able to hold the pose but she felt STRONG!! Her scar is 10 years old.
[Update on this woman - 5/15/15: One month later my patient feels STRONG. She shared that she has been working on her scar and that when she initially rubbed on the adhesions on her cesarean scar it was painful. She kept at it and with time, the sensation on her scar evened out and felt normal. She also shared that one morning after she had worked on it, she had a lot discharge. She realised that it was coming from the scar! I am so happy for her RELEASING and HEALING. Old injuries are always available to be healed.]
I have other patients that had belly button ring scars impact their core functioning, tattoos, teeny tiny old scars on the eyebrow from falling off a bicycle impact neck mobility.
So if I can share one tidbit to help you move a bit easier it would be to get your scar tissue worked on. Your body will thank you for it!