17 May 13
Harlequins has confirmed an exciting group of pre-season fixtures as it prepares for the start of the 2013-14 season.
Harlequins Academy Physiotherapy Provision
SOR (Including Inner London)
If you are injured and feel you will not be able to train, please inform Lou Ryan via email
Physiotherapy at SOR sessions will be Triage service only. Injured players will be triaged to assess whether they are fit to train that evening or not. Due to the numbers of players in attendance full assessment and treatment will not take place.
Injury Basics: PRICER
If you have a soft tissue injury such as a bang, sprain or muscle strain the correct immediate first aid can prevent complications and speed up the recovery process.
The PRICER protocol will relieve pain limit swelling and prevent further injury
P - Protect yourself from further injury - stop playing!
R - Rest allows the injury time to fully heal.
I - Ice will reduce pain and inflammation. Apply an ice pack (frozen peas are best) for 20mins every hour (20min icing 40min off & repeat). Never apply ice directly to skin as it can burn. Wrap the ice pack/peas in a damp towel.
C - Compression will also help to reduce inflammation and swelling. Tubagrip or stretchy bandage will suffice.
E - Elevate the affected limb above the heart to help reduce inflammation.
R - Refer & Rehabilitate. Ensure injuries are assessed by a medical professional and only return to sport when appropriately rehabilitated.