New Injuries

‘I’ve hurt myself. Whats the first thing I should do?’

WARNING: If you have been severely injured please call 000 immediately

The best action is to follow the RICER regime if you have just sustained a minor injury. For major injuries please contact your GP.

REST

Further activity will increase bleeding and damage

ICE

Decreases swelling and further damage to the area

COMPRESSION

Reduces swelling and supports the injured part

ELEVATE

Decreases bleeding, swelling & pain

REFER

To a GP or Physiotherapist for accurate diagnosis and management