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Why rest isn’t always best!

Who remembers from high school PE class the acronym for the management of a soft tissue injury? That’s right, the good old RICE – standing for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Recent evidence has emerged that this may not be the optimal strategy for the management of soft tissue injuries – i.e. ankle and knee…

Compression Wear and Physiotherapy

Compression Wear – Is it just about the look?

The companies that manufacture compression wear claim the benefits of wearing them include: Improved recovery and injury reduction Increased muscular power, strength, endurance and proprioception Enhanced athletic performance in all sporting environments However, when we actually look at the available research, the results are conflicting and inconsistent. They often claim the use of compression wear…