Soft Tissue Injuries
Physiotherapy is a highly viable, evidence-based treatment for acute and chronic conditions. At OnePointHealth our Physiotherapists are responsible to triage, assess, diagnose, educate and offer self-management or offer more extensive physiotherapy treatment programs when indicated.
The most recent evidence-based management has been proposed by Dubois and Esculier (2019) – two new acronyms to optimise soft tissue recovery: PEACE and LOVE.
Immediately after injury, let PEACE guide your treatment.
P – Protect the Injured Site
- Unload/minimise load
- Minimise rest
- Let pain guide gradual reloading
E – Elevate
A – Avoid Ant-Inflammatory modalities – medication and ice
C – Compress
E – Educate – come and see us
After the first 2-3 days you need to LOVE the injured site.
L – Load the injured part – commence normal activities without increasing pain
O – Optimism – remaining optimistic has a positive effect on full return and treatment outcomes
V – Vascularisation – musculoskeletal injuries need early cardiovascular activity within pain limits. As well as physical benefits, there are many well-being benefits of exercising. Benefits of early mobilisation and aerobic exercise in people with musculoskeletal disorders include:
- improvement in function
- improvement in work status
- reduces the need for pain medication
E – Exercise specific to the injured part and to the individuals end goals of rehabilitation
At OnePointHealth we offer acute management services such as casting for upper or lower limb fractures & Game Read – An ice compression machine for pain and swelling management