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  • PT Spokesperson Featured in Washington Post on Workout Recovery

    APTA Media Corps member Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, OCS, was featured in an April 16 Washington Post MisFits column, "Ice, heat or a little of both? How do you recover from a hard workout?" Gillanders explained how the use of ice, which lacks sufficient evidence behind it, can actually slow the healing process, and why he prefers heat. He also underscores the importance of movement by saying, "Humans did quite well for thousands of years without ice or heat, just the natural healing process, which included lots of movement."


    • Here is a little help: Doering Th, Brix J, Schneider B, Rimpler M. erebral hemodynamics and cerbral metabolism during cold and warm stress. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1996;75:408-415. Kauffman T. Thermoregulation and use of heat and cold. In: Jackson O, ed. Therapeutic Considerations for the elderly, New York: Churchill Livingston; 1987. I recommend studying information regarding the msculoskeletal system and the capacity of the peripheral nervous system(PNS) and central nervous system (CNS). If you are looking for good answers. If you do not have heat or ice, then you are not going to have H20 and that is just the simple answer. Submitted respectfully, Heidi Harris P.T

      Posted by Heidi Harris on 4/18/2013 1:48 PM

    • I liked your comment about not having heat or ice for hundreds of years. Water, which was and is very abundant, is the next best thing to flush away toxins that can bind up in our muscles. A high fruit and vegetable content diet also helps to supply powerful antioxidants to remove free radicals and other stressing agents in our cells. Super foods contain vitamins that are naturally anti-inflammatory. Of course, natural sources, and not juices that claim have fruits and vegetables in them.

      Posted by Bill Siomos on 4/19/2013 5:21 PM

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