By Kate Pallett – Physiotherapist

Over the years there have been many different acronyms to guide the treatment of soft tissue injuries. From ICE to RICE, PRICE to POLICE, the main focus has been to reduce inflammation and pain to protect the area from further injury.

However, recent research has revealed that inhibiting inflammation using medications and ice may negatively impact tissue healing. A more active approach without the use of anti-inflammatories has been proven to be more beneficial for musculoskeletal repair, remodelling, and rebuilding tissue tolerance.  Therefore, a new acronym PEACE & LOVE is now more widely accepted and includes the acute care of soft tissue injuries (Days 1-3 PEACE) through to their rehabilitation (Day 4 onwards LOVE).

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