Easy to understand description and self-help guide
This site is designed to give you a good idea of some of the more common injuries that a physiotherapist may see. It is not designed for self-diagnosis but as an aide-mémoire alongside your physiotherapy sessions.
Please consult a Health Professional before following any information found on this site.
It is currently under construction but come back and check for updates.
RICE - for muscle or ligament injuries
est - avoid any further damage to the injury.
ce - reduce inflammation and take resulting heat away, also a good pain killer.
ompression - prevent excess build up of swelling which congests the area and slows blood flow, therey, slowing repair.
levation - increase the return of blood to the heart, taking swelling and waste-products from the repair away from the area.