In the fitness and healthcare industry, new pieces of equipment are continually being offered to enhance recovery as well as improve performance. Massage guns, shockwave therapies, hyperbaric chambers, just to name a few. However, the real question is....do these fancy pieces of equipment actually cause physiological changes within the human body to speed up recovery or make someone perform at a higher level? A couple of weeks ago, Sherif and Craig from Team [P]Rehab hit the reset button at Reset By Therabody, located in Philadelphia, PA, where they were exposed to some awesome recovery products. Follow along in this article as we take you through some of our experiences, while also educating you on the topic of modalities and recovery!

Playing in numerous sports throughout my life it seemed the response to injury was pretty much the same, put some ice on it, and RICE (Rest, ICE, Compression, Elevation). However, it felt like there was no real rhyme or reason to this decision, that's just what coaches said to do! For the past three years, I've had the opportunity to provide sideline coverage as a sports physical therapist ranging from youth up to professional sports. Part of this job description is carrying an ice chest from the parking lot to the fields/stadium that typically seem to be uphill and miles away. During this walk, including multiple breaks (the ice chest gets heavy!), I've asked the following: why do we rest, ice, compress, and elevate after injury? Where did this originate? Is this still best practice? In this article, you'll learn the truth about icing injuries and why we need to step away from RICE and move towards PEACE & LOVE.