First Aid 4 Sport | Blog

21/04/2017

Ankle Injuries

When playing certain sports, such as tennis, netball and squash there is a lot of running and skidding on the court. That puts a lot of pressure and strain on ankles, it is because of this that many players suffer from ankle injuries. Here are our top tips on how to look after your ankles and best prevent injury; Start with the tried and tested RICE principle. Rest the injury (this step is easy to neglect, but don’t it’s important) whether it’s a new injury or not rest is critical.... Read More

10/04/2017
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Lincoln City Goalkeepers, Hand Wrapping

Here at Firstaid4sport we have been supporting our local club Lincoln City FC for many years. Recently we had a chat with Goal Keepers Paul Farman and Ross Etheridge, to find out how he wraps his hands for matches. When it comes to Goal Keepers, we know that they all use various tapes on their hands and fingers, however, there is no rules, guidelines or recognised methods on how this should be done. So we asked Paul Farman and Ross Etheridge what tape and technique they both use. From the... Read More

27/03/2017
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Why we love Easter Skiing!

Easter is a great time to enjoy skiing, making the most of the better weather, taking advantage of the last of the ski season. Easter is the perfect time to enjoy a skiing getaway with family and children or equally just with friends. If you are the type of person who wants to ski whilst enjoying the sunshine for 6 days of your holiday. Then Easter is the one for you, the most “sun sure” weeks you can have in the mountains. It’s unlikely you’ll be suffering with whiteouts and... Read More

21/03/2017
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Making the most of your Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology Tape, when applied correctly, should last 5 to 7 days, so unfortunately, there will come a time when you need to be brave and remove that tape, just like pulling off a plaster. Sometimes activity and movement can loosen the adhesive and the tape starts to peel at the edges, other times the tape is reluctant to move. Here’s some tips to make  removal as quick and pain free as possible. Before you tape: Choosing the right tape. We offer a range of different kinesiology tapes, and it is... Read More

02/03/2017
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MCL Knee Ligament Injury Explained

The Medial Collateral Ligament is the knee ligament located on the inside of the knee joint. It links the thigh bone and the shin bone. Any knee injury involving ligaments is referred to as a sprain, and is a relatively common knee injury that can occur when the knee is twisted or subject to external force for example from an opponent during contact sport, depending on the severity of the injury it is classified as first, second or third degree: A first degree sprain – damage to only a small... Read More

27/02/2017
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Ankle Inversion Sprain Taping Tutorial

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sports injuries and is also the most frequently re-injured. In the majority of cases the ankle rolls inwards (inversion) under the weight of the rest of the body, resulting in damage to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. An ankle sprain refers to the tearing of the ligaments of the ankle and account for approximately 40% of all athletic injuries. 85% of ankle sprains occur on the outside (lateral side) of the ankle and are known as an inversion... Read More

24/02/2017
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How to fit the Donjoy Armor

There is no doubting that the Donjoy Armor is an amazing piece of kit is invaluable for ACL injuries. However, it can seem awkward to fit at first. This video takes you through the fitting process that you would go through if you booked a fitting with us. This video covers: How to measure before you order Putting on the brace Checking the fit of the brace Ensuring that you have a correctly fitting brace will mean that it provides the maximum protection for your knee and the surrounding ligaments.... Read More

21/02/2017
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Firstaid4sport’s Michael Davison at Goldman Sachs presentation evening in London

We were delighted when Firstaid4sports director Michael Davison was accepted on to, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, an initiative set up to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. The programme has reached business from across the UK and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for the alumni of the programme. Michael describes running a business as a lonely endeavour at times, you can... Read More

14/02/2017
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Firstaid4sport welcomes England Athletics as a new partner

Firstaid4sport is delighted to announce that we are now working in partnership with England Athletics as their preferred first aid supplier, providing offers and benefits to athletes, runners and member clubs. We will be working closely with England Athletics to offer exclusive discounts to members, as well as enabling our clubs around the country to access suitable first aid kits. Firstaid4sport sell sports first aid equipment and kits, sports tape and supports to treat or prevent sports injuries. Meaning that athletes are able get access to the best possible equipment... Read More

14/02/2017
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Knee Brace Hinges

Choosing a knee brace can be difficult and confusing. Lots of technical language is thrown around with little or no explanation of what it actually means, or advice on which would really work best for you and your injuries. Hinged knee braces provide the best support, however, did you know that there are five different types of hinge? Each offering different benefits and levels of support. We decided that it would be helpful to put together a blog post explaining these different hinges to hopefully make your shopping experience easier.... Read More