Use RICE for First-Aid, ‘Active Recovery’ for Long-Term Healing

Davonna Willis Injury Leave a Comment

For decades, the standard and recommended response to an injured muscle, tendon or ligament was to “apply RICE,” an acronym that stands for a protocol of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Yet these days, the application of RICE as a treatment for these sports-type soft-tissue injuries isn’t 100 percent supported by science. Multiple studies have come out over the years …

Jump into March Madness Be Mindful of Jumper’s Knee

Davonna Willis Injury Leave a Comment

As a large portion of the nation’s attention turns to the “March Madness” NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in the coming days, now is an ideal time to educate fans, young competitors and even blue-collar workers about an injury prevalent in jump-heavy activities: jumper’s knee. Among the most common injuries in sports, jumper’s knee is an overuse injury that can develop …

Proper Lifting Techniques to Get You Through the Holidays

Davonna Willis Back Pain, Injury Leave a Comment

Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves in the back of your closet… the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting, and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December the ideal time for a refresher on proper lifting methods. Back pain, after …

Gilbert Physical Therapist | Injury in New Parents

Davonna Willis Injury, Physical Therapy

Repetitive movements can cause pain, injury in new parents, says Gilbert PT GILBERT, AZ – While injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow — known as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) — are often linked to an occupation or some type of sports or recreation activity, Gilbert physical therapist Dr. Makkeda points out that the physical rigors of …