ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option. “Topical cooling (icing) delays recovery.” -Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research/National Strength and. Gary Reinl, author of Iced: The Illusionary Treatment Option, adamantly believes that ice’s pervasive use by athletes and injured people. Ice is a common treatment used by athletes, doctors, and parents for a variety of In Iced! The Illusionary Treatment Option, Gary introduces himself to the.

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Try Pubmed or other publication databases and see what you can find — I searched and came up short on finding relevant articles showing the benefits of ice for acute soft-tissue injuries. Surely the discovery of ice as a natural healing aid would have went under peer review and standard research protocols before its widespread implementation into sports medicine.

If they exist I would love to read them so that I can incorporate ice into clinical treatments effectively. While it may be a little repetitive at times, this book is a great eye opener for many people, and no doubt it made me question some of treatment methods I had been using for decades.

The fluid is pushed through the lymphatic vessels by compression, either from an outside force massage, compression sleeves, Graston tools or from intrinsic muscle contraction. Swelling and inflammation are not synonymous. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Gary Reinl Foreword by Dr. Pavlok Shock Clock 2 Price: During that time, he has witnessed the rise and now fall of icing from both the bird’s eye, as well as street-view, levels, and his accounts — coupled with his telling of how this all happened without any peer-reviewed evidence and his explanation of the physiological facts and related peer-reviewed scientific studies — are both groundbreaking and alarming.

Over time, a logical leap was made, where if you simply got injured, you were recommended to put ice on it. The rolled ankle of a child playing soccer during recess, to the collegiate tennis player that strained her hamstring chasing down a drop shot, to the professional baseball pitcher that routinely deals with a sore shoulder after 7 intense innings pitched.


Gary sites research in the book that showed icing actually increases the amount of fluid build-up in the damaged area by creating a backflow from the lymphatic vessels. Listen to your senses and stop aggravating the injured tissue while it heals!

The Good Solid Argument: Backed Up with Research and Studies: Notify me of new comments via email. Again, thank you and please feel welcome to contact me at ice. There is no doubt the book has made me question the way I use ice and cold therapy moving forward. In fact, Gary argues that if ice was a controlled substance like any pharmacologic drug on the market today, it would not be able to satisfy requirements for FDA approval.


Book Review: “Iced” by Gary Reinl

If drawing ankle circles is too difficult, then start by wiggling your toes. He eventually regained functionality in the use of his limb. The answer has been accepted by athletes, non-athletes, and medical professionals everywhere. Email required Address never made public.

The lymph vessels are split into small chambers. This week we take a moment to review the Pavlok Shock Clock 2: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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To use the device, hook yourself up to the electrodes like a regular e-stim unit. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here However, he presents a very valid and well constructed argument about how society has got it wrong when it comes to icing. This study found that after exercise people who were given ice compared to not showed increased levels of creatine kinase, an indicator of soft-tissue damage.

From professional athletic training rooms to outpatient physical therapy clinics, Gary has talked with literally thousands of different doctors, trainers, therapists, and athletes during his uniquely diverse experiences over the past forty years. When fluid is built up in the body, like after an acute ankle sprain, it is a high pressure area. His influence has reached Olympic athletes, their trainers, and collegiate training rooms.


Gary believed that dropping a knowledge bomb on the world would help people make a more informed decision regarding ice application. Demonstration of the Marc Pro.

Sometimes movement is painful, so only small, pain-free ranges of movements should be performed. In CrossFit, Kelly Starrett is one of them. The temporary benefit of nerve sedation so that you feel less pain does not outweigh the cost that ice has on the delayed healing process and increased lymphedema. This week we take a moment to review a new supplement to hit the functional fitness market — Synergen3: Rest and ice have not been found to be important factors for improving recovery times from injury.

John Michael Bric August 19, Shoulder Best Quality Liquid Chalk. You fortunately cannot stop this process. Ultimately, the time it takes for the fluid to clear if the gates are open and there is a backflow of fluid is increased obviously not good. Today, he has revised his stance on ice. Ashley Stewart May 3, Gary Reinl, author of Iced: The Illusionary Treatment Option: Starrett, like many other doctors around the globe, are right behind Reinl in his push to change the way we think about icing.

As I read the book I could really relate to what Reinl was stating and his arguments and points all make complete sense to me.