This month I will be covering a sacred cow in which everyone of us has been taught forever. Icing an injury (this is different than taking ice baths/cold exposure for general wellness). First, I have a change to the office schedule.
Office Closings for March/April - Updated from my email last month, I have to take a half day on Thursday 3/14. The office will be closed after 12pm on Thursday 3/14 and all day Friday 3/15. The office will also be closed Monday 4/1. Otherwise, office hours will remain normal.
Video I'm Rewatching - Icing Acute Injury/Swelling Debunked - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UmJVgEWZu4 - This video explains why icing an injury is not the way to go.
Article I'm Reading - "Why Ice Delays Recovery" by Gabe Mirkin (who coined the term RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). In this article he explains how the use of ice following injury delays healing. http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/why-ice-delays-recovery.html
Quote - "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
Body Work - One product I like to use when healing from an injury such as a sprained ankle or something similar to where I want to reduce the swelling is called VooDoo Floss. It is a rubber band used to compress the area (wrapped toward the heart). With it wrapped tight, you then move the area for a minute or two (never allowing yourself to become numb/tingly) then release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjVGQ-KTjxw