Sustaining an acute injury, such as a torn calf or sprained your ankle, can be painful and debilitating. Start your rehab off right with some Peace & Love before searching for a “physiotherapist near me”. Anlo van Deventer discusses exactly what Peace & Love means.
Previously when we injure ourselves, most health professionals will mention the “RICE” acronym. The idea is that we should rest, ice, compress and elevate. Although seemingly logical, this acronym has become outdated as it doesn’t really provide support past the acute stage of injury. So, in order to pay respect to both the initial pain of an injury and slightly longer-term management, a new acronym has been formed:
Acute injuries need to PEACE!!
After three days have passed, soft tissues need LOVE!!
Peace & Love is similar to original beliefs, but this new paradigm will aid in faster healing and more effective movement post injury. If you have suffered an acute injury and need advice or management, book an appointment today with our highly experienced physiotherapists near me at Cairnhill Physiotherapy.