Acute Injury First Aid – remember your R.I.C.E.

This is information that should be common knowledge but all too often it is either forgotten or not known. The first few hours after an injury are of vital importance and care during this period can have a marked impact on prognosis and recovery. Follow:

R– Rest
I – Ice
C – Compression
E – Elevation

This can quickly help with pain reduction and inflammatory control resulting in better outcomes further down the line. Of course, in many situations it is beneficial to seek an assessment from a qualified Physiotherapist in order to minimize your problems and maximise your recovery!

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Simon Fayers

Simon Fayers

Senior Physiotherapist at Physio Savvy
Simon graduated from the University of Hertfordshire and after having experienced the NHS during three years of clinical placement, opted to continue his career abroad. He made the move to Iceland where he worked within two private clinics treating a wide variety of conditions from sports injuries to severe neurological disability. After a successful stint in Iceland, he decided to relocate to Oslo where he worked within a multi-disciplinary clinic. Now, Simon he is currently in Malaysia as the first to bring Positional Release Technique into the country.
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