First Aid 4 Sport | Blog

MLD G S 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

EA 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

rivet 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

JB8510 09/02/2017
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Knowing Your Tapes

Here at Firstaid4sport we sell a tape for every occasion. However how do you know which tape is suitable for what job? We have put together this helpful guide to highlight the different types of tape that we sell, and how each one could be utilised to help you. Kinesiology Tape This is often known as kinesio tape, and is recognisable as the bright coloured strips of tape often seen worn by top athletes. When applied correctly, it lifts the skin to create a small space between the muscle and... Read More

taperun 07/02/2017
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To Tape or not to Tape?

Are you unsure when you should and shouldn’t be using tape? If so then you are not alone. So here at Firstaid4sport we have put together this helpful guide to aid you in deciding when to tape and when is best to avoid taping. You may already be aware of the benefits associated with using sports taping techniques on injuries. Tape can offer a great level of support and protection whilst remaining great value for money, making it a popular choice for many people. However, in order to gain these... Read More

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Zinc Oxide Tape – All you need to know

Here Firstaid4sport we sell a lot of taping products. However, it’s no secret that zinc oxide tape is our favourite kind of tape! But why I hear you ask? Well here is your guide to what Zinc Oxide is, and how you can use it. Zinc Oxide is a rigid cotton sports tape, characterised by its strong zinc oxide based adhesive. It is used by athletes and physio therapists alike to strap up injured joints where a degree of rigidity is required. For example, depending on the technique used, zinc... Read More

shutterstock_157902077 31/01/2017
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7 Reasons why we Love Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology tape is one of our most popular products, however, you may be thinking what actually is it? Or, how can I use it? Keep reading to find out; It is proven to work – kinesiology tape has had significant research done to prove that it accelerates the healing process for a range of injuries, from trauma to inflammatory conditions. Durability – Kinesiology tape is so durable that it can be left on for up to five days. Meaning that you can reap the rewards of its therapeutic benefits 24... Read More

shutterstock_217795597 26/01/2017
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Knee Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition characterised by a degenerative process whereby there is gradual wear and tear to the cartilage and bone surfaces of a joint with subsequent inflammation. Arthritis of the knee may occur following a specific injury or due to repetitive impact through the knee joint, beyond what it can withstand over a period of time. In a normal knee, joint surfaces are smooth and there is cartilage between the bone ends which allows for efficient shock absorption and smooth movement (see healthy knee x-ray). Knee... Read More

shutterstock_112330751 25/01/2017
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Coping with the Mental Impact of a Sports Injury

The is undoubtedly many factors to take into consideration when it comes to the healing process following a sports injury, however one of the factors that we rarely consider is the mental side of healing. The psychological effect that an injury can have on a person and how their mental state effects the healing process. Injuries in sport can cause people to react in many different ways, from anger and rage to sadness, denial and possibly even depression. A positive mind set definitely plays a part in the effective healing... Read More