After any type of surgery the body must rest and recuperate. During this time the muscles atrophy with rest. Scar tissue develops during the healing process. In some people too much develops and restricts mobility of the muscles and joints causing pain. Movement is compromised and painful. After a radical neck procedure, cesarean section, abdominal surgery, breast surgery, hysterectomy or hernia repair there are questions about when movement and what type of movement is recommended. Physical therapy treatment provides guidance in the return to activity and eliminates question of safety or re-injury. Manual therapies, postural education and therapeutic exercise are instructed to facilitate adequate healing.