Many people who have been to an Osteopath may have been told to “keep hydrated/drink water” at the conclusion of the treatment. For many, it’s a very simple piece of advice, however why is it so important?
Many people have heard of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), and whilst this was once considered the best practice for acute soft tissue injury rehabilitation and management, research now has suggested to turned away from RICE and towards PEACE & LOVE. An acronym that encompasses the complexity of an acute soft tissue injury, combining both immediate care (PEACE) and subsequent management (LOVE).
The crisp frosty mornings, the smell of deep heat in the trainer’s room, meat pies in the warmer, and the sound of umpire’s whistles in the background!
It has been so wonderful to get back to our local sporting clubs this year to cheer on our junior and seniors athletes! Netball, soccer, hockey, footy, tennis, cricket or whatever you play, its great to be back!
A high ankle sprain is stretching of the ligament in front of the ankle which holds our two leg bones- fibula and tibia together above our ankle joint. High ankle sprain is caused by rolling over the front of our foot (toes in the ground) this places more pressure on the front of our ankle, unlike the usual lateral ankle sprain where we roll on the outside of our ankle.