Injured yourself? New Guidelines for Acute Injury Management
You may have heard of the common first aid acronym RICE – standing for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. However, research from the British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown that this acronym has limited potential to improve post-injury outcomes.
So, what should we do instead? The new medical acronym developed by the British Journal of Sports Medicine is called “PEACE and LOVE”. These guidelines improve your ability to manage acute injuries - from the initial first aid procedures to long-term strategies to maximise recovery outcomes.
Osteoporosis is a bone condition where the bone mineral density and bone mass decreases, making your bones less dense and more fragile which may increase the risk of fractures.
If you have hip, knee, ankle, or back pain you may find that your walking pattern will alter. This is often to avoid the pain, but with this comes the chance of overloading other structures therefore making symptoms worse.
If you're experiencing pain in your heel or foot arch, it may be plantar fasciitis. In this post we explain what this is & how a physio can help you get on the road to recovery and manage your pain.
Kinetic Link Training (KLT) is a comprehensive full body strength training system. It is designed for anyone looking for a functional, holistic whole-body strengthening approach to exercise. The aim with KLT is to achieve a well-balanced body that can move independently in all three dimensions. The KLT concept has been developed and designed by Australian Sports physiotherapists.
Many of our clients have participated in the GLA:D program offered at the clinic: Education and Exercises for hip and knee arthritis. Whilst our goal is to avoid joint replacement surgery where possible, some clients will be unable to manage symptoms with exercise and self management tips and require joint replacement surgery. So how do you know if you have reached that point and what questions do you need to ask before proceeding with surgery?
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