Should you still use ice for acute injuries?
Why do we instinctively ask for ice when we injure ourselves? For years and years, doctors, trainers and coaches have recommended “RICE”- rest, ice, compression, elevation. This acronym first came about in 1978 by Dr Gabe Mirkin. His intention behind ice was to minimise the inflammatory response in an attempt to accelerate the healing process. But why did it change to POLICE? Newer research has found that “Optimal Loading” (OL) helps recovery through cell regeneration induced