Lauzon details recovery from scar tissue

Sunday, March 10, 2013

“There was like a big raised ridge underneath there just full of scar tissue,” he recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). “The big thing is that I’m paranoid – really paranoid – that I’m going to start training again, and if all that scar tissue is still there, I’ll make it to the end of camp, and I’ll take a shot. It’ll open it up again, or it’ll open up right at the beginning of when I fight again.

“So I made a decision to take it a little slower.”

To combat the problem, John Pallof, a physical therapist at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Massachusetts, has been working with Lauzon and using something called the Graston Technique.

“Basically he takes a metal tool and digs at the scar tissue to break it all up,” Lauzon said. “So I can legit feel all the scar tissue breaking up and getting smaller and smaller. It’s super painful, but I’ve basically been doing that. But I can only do it once a week. You can basically aggravate the crap out of it, br

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