Tennis - RICE

Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses the RICE regime in tennis.

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Carl Petersen, physiotherapist, discusses the RICE regime in tennis.
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Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT

Duration: 1 minute, 2 seconds

In dealing with injuries on an immediate basis, we usually follow the RICE or the PRICE principle or philosophy.

The PRICE principle is made up of five different methods that can help treat an acute sports injury (an injury caused by a single event, leThe P is for protection. You want to protect the injured joint or muscle.

We use R for rest - or modified rest, which is more applicable. Ice is the third part of the PRICE Principle. The C is for compression, which puts some pressure around the tissue and minimizes the amount of bleeding into the tissue, which will minimize the scar tissue and adhesions that are forming. The final method included in the principle is elevation.

If you have questions about the RICE principle, contact your local physiotherapist.

Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.