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Category Injury Management

Health & Performance

I have just injured myself. Should I use ice or heat?

This topic is as old as the hills and has been explored by many authors. I have personally been asked the question thousands of times and have likely have given many variations of answers over the past 10 years as a therapist. There are well known and well defined rules to follow and of course there are exceptions to the…

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Treatment of traumatic and overuse injury includes proper Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (RICE). If cleared by a health professional, cross training for cardiopulmonary fitness should continue as the injury heals.

[polldaddy poll=1821842]Most people have done some form of first aid training. In that training you would have heard about the RICE acronym. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Some sources will add an additional P at the beginning for “Protect”. In treating of sports injury this is where the protection can come in handy when attempting to continue…

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Athletic Training – Stretching is important as overused muscles will become tight. We recommend regular dynamic stretching after your warm up and static stretching after intense exercise and also in the off-days.

Everyone knows that stretching is important. Interestingly though, I continue to run into people who admit that they don’t stretch at all despite running into all sorts of trouble. For non-stretchers and for you who do stretch on a regular basis, I want to address that process a little more effectively. The first principle is that pre-event stretching should be dynamic. There…

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