18 Jun 13
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Harlequins Academy Physiotherapy Provision
EPDG & JEPDG
If you are injured and feel you will not be able to train, please inform Lou Ryan via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
A physiotherapist will be present every Monday evening from 1830 to assess and treat any injured players. Please bring both training and gym kit so that you can participate in any rehab or modified training as advised by the therapist.
Unless advised by a coach or physio you should attend all day camp sessions even if injured. Not only will this time be used to treat and rehabilitate the injury, players will still need to attend meetings and modified s&c sessions.
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.