Healing Soft Tissue Injuries with PEACE & LOVE

Written by UVM EXMS student, Rebecca McNally Many different acronyms have guided our management of acute soft tissue injuries over the years.  Initially, ICE (ice, compression, elevation) was the basic principle for early treatment.  Soon, ICE became RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), and then PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation) and POLICE (protection, optimal loading,… Read More

What’s a Movement Diagnosis?

Medical diagnoses don’t need much of an introduction. They’re what you get from your doctor when you’re sick. Examples would be influenza, diabetes, or hypertension. They describe the underlying problem that is causing your symptoms. When people feel sick, they know they need to go to the doctor and find out what’s going on to… Read More

Movement Assessments!

Why is movement assessment important? If you’re an athlete, one of your top priorities is how you are performing in your sport. Performance is often measured by the outcome of the game or your statistics during competition (i.e. goals, assists, steals, passes, saves, etc). However, there’s more to performance than just numbers. To perform well,… Read More

Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance… Read More