An evidence based model for quicker recovery
The current understanding of how to manage injuries has changed a lot over the passed 10-15 years. With RICER (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, Referral) taking a step back and more updated acronyms such as PEACE (Protect, Elevate, Avoid anti inflammatory, Compression, Educate) and LOVE (Load, Optimism, Vascularization, Exercise) now taking centre stage. Regardless of the acronym, the current evidence suggests we need to take an early active approach to recovery. We also need to rethink the use of ice and anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) in the initial stages of injury as we are now realizing that inflammation and swelling provide important proteins that are needed for early healing, in which NSAIDS and ice may inhibit.
At Scope Chiropractic we have developed our own model to care for our patients. We believe that early movement, early loading and early exercising will result in quicker recovery.