The origins of the humble ice pack

The origins of the humble ice pack

Where exactly did the ice pack come from? This article provides a short history of the humble ice pack which has been assisting in pain and injury management for over half a century. The use of natural ice Ice and the act of cooling the body has long been used by...
Cool facts: Why listening to music helps you exercise

Cool facts: Why listening to music helps you exercise

Struggling to motivate yourself to get on that treadmill? Music might be the answer. Disassociate your way to improved fitness Listening to music while you exercise can assist you in working out for longer. Sure, it won’t help you get to the treadmill but studies have...
How do you treat an ankle sprain?

How do you treat an ankle sprain?

Ouch! Ankle sprains are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Simply stepping on an uneven surface or landing awkwardly on the side of your foot can cause a sprained ankle. Read on to learn more about how to correctly treat this injury. What is an ankle sprain?...
Cool facts: Why lactic acid is good for you

Cool facts: Why lactic acid is good for you

Contrary to what you may think, lactic acid is not responsible for the soreness felt in muscles days after strenuous exercise. Read on to discover why lactic acid is actually good for our bodies. What is lactic acid? Lactic acid, or lactate is the by-product of...
Innovations in cold therapy

Innovations in cold therapy

Cold therapy is one of the leading non-invasive forms of pain relief. Cooling the area slows down blood flow to the site of the injury thereby slowing circulation, reducing inflammation and associated pain. We have moved beyond the simple ice pack with a myriad of...