PRECISION HEALTH BLOG

First do no HARM

Last week we mentioned the acronym RICER in reference to treating acute injuries. This week, we thought it might be worthwhile to tackle another popular acronym – HARM. While RICER is all about what you should do when you have an acute injury – HARM is all about what you should not do.

Blowing hot and cold on injuries

Put an icepack on it!  Put a heat pack on it!  Everyone is always full of advice on the best remedy when we have injuries or aches and pains.  So, what is best – hot or cold?  The answer is – it depends… Depends on what ...

Fungus

… and not the kind that goes well with pasta… There are all sorts of fungal infections that can take hold of your feet.  As with the Bromodosis that cause funky feet, fungus loves dark, damp, warm places.  Probably the most common fungal problem is Athlete’s Foot. This very co ...

Train, compete, recover

Repeat Training and competing is the focus – right?  Well, maybe not.  Without an effective recovery plan, your training and competing in the next event can, at best, be less than effective.  At worst, it can put you at serious risk of injury and jeopardise future events. So, ...

Funky Feet

And how to get them smelling sweet. In essence, smelly feet are caused by sweat.  Nothing earth shattering about that news.  But what actually causes the smell is not the sweat itself, but the bacteria that feed on the sweat – called Bromodosis.  Since feet are locked up tight in ...