PEACE do no HARM! and then LOVE

PEACE do no HARM! and then LOVE

Immediate injury management has moved from RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) to PEACE, do no HARM!….and then LOVE This does not mean RICE is wrong, just that current evidence adds more… PROTECT Off-load and restrict movement of the area for up to 3 days. This might mean crutches or a sling. This will minimise further…

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PoTS

PoTS

Another unusual condition we see at the clinic that affects rehabilitation is PoTS – Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Some people experience postural hypotension, which is lightheadedness when standing up too fast. This is caused by low blood pressure due to , factors such as dehydration, medication and anaemia – This is NOT PoTS. So what…

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Remote Appointments

Remote Appointments

Online assessments and treatments during lockdown…. Firstly, I’ll never take the assessment process for granted again! One of the cardinal rules to learning to assess and diagnose a patient, is that one takes a thorough and detailed subjective assessment. Questions about how it started. This could be idiopathic, i.e. no idea; overuse; injury; compensation; intrinsic…

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performance enhancement in divers

performance enhancement in divers

Working with some internationally competing divers this last few weeks. We have been looking at performance enhancement. One issue with one of the divers is that when the diver is in the air, he is unable to keep his legs in position. He enters the water in a slightly piked position rather than straight. He…

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