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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In fact, Gary argues hte 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

The Marc Pro is designed to rid the body of the metabolic waste that lingers in our interstitial spaces. The former is necessary and vital for healing and latter is a deleterious effect of an injury.

Pavlok Shock Clock 2 Price: Ashley Stewart April 9, When fluid is built up in the body, like after illusionagy acute ankle sprain, it is a high pressure area. Using very detailed and descriptive examples Reinl allows readers to grasp the point that icing only ooption the inflammation process and as a result, slows down he healing process. Sometimes movement is painful, so only small, pain-free ranges of movements should be performed.

This week we take a moment to review the Pavlok Shock Clock 2: Subjects also reported a higher level of fatigue 72 hours post exercise of the iced tissues compared to the non-ice controls. There is no doubt the book has made me question the way I use ice and cold therapy moving forward. Sedating nerves to feel less pain can even be dangerous when you consider the fact that the brain is communicating with you when you perceive pain. There can be inflammation without healing but there cannot be healing without inflammation.

As a chamber is filled with fluid, the gates open to the next chamber, which pushes it along the pressure gradient. The surgery for the boy was a complete success. During that time, treatmebt 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.


There is no hiding the fact that up until this year, I have been an avid user of ice as a treatment option. 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. I agree; I do, by design, repeat myself in the book: For the record, I am not a physician. Backed Up with Research and Studies: Inflammation is your friend post-injury and needs to happen. Reinl is a good story teller and the book is full of real life examples and captivating stories from his own life that work well to emphasise his arguments.

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The story made national news but the story was too garbled up with technical jargon concerning the tissue reattachment surgery. He eventually regained functionality in the use of his limb.

Ashley Stewart August 6, Place the pads above and below the swollen or sore areas of the body, then turn up the intensity to as high as you can tolerate. History of Icing In the late 60s, there was illsionary young boy who somehow managed to sever his arm on a railroad track.

Iced: The Illusionary Treatment Option: A Book Review

When I sprained my ankle, I iced it. Shoulder Best Quality Liquid Chalk. 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.


It needs inflammation to initiate healing! Gary believed that dropping a knowledge bomb on the world would help people make a more informed decision regarding ice application.

You need a proof reader, John. 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.

While Reinl spends most of the book telling us why icing is bad, he also gives us a detailed breakdown of which treatment options we should be using for specific injuries. Lymph vessels work as a negative pressure system. Kelly Starrett Page Count: Ashley Stewart August 14, Stillness is the Enemy. So the reporters choice a piece that people could grasp — the bottom line was that if you ever sever a limb, put it in an ice bag.

But do we want to prevent inflammation? Ashley Stewart May 3, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Synergen3 Dietary Supplement This week we take a moment to review a new supplement to hit the functional fitness market — Synergen3: However, after reading his book, and doing a bit of my own research, I tend to agree with what Reinl is talking about.

The answer has been accepted by athletes, non-athletes, and medical professionals everywhere. The seemingly harmless act of icing has grown to become the most common injury response tool in the world, and, in the process, has done great harm to people everywhere. No research, no peer-review. 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.

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