First Aid 4 Sport | Blog

17/10/2018

What do I need in a first aid kit?

We all know the many health benefits of sport, but what do we do when things don’t go to plan and injury strikes? We reach for the first aid kit! Quite often there’s little time to think, so a well organised, easily accessible first aid kit is essential to reduce the amount of downtime and aid a speedy recovery. A common question amongst medics, coaches and sporting first aiders alike is what do I need in a first aid kit? Whether it’s a scuff, sprain or tear, it’s best to... Read More

01/10/2018

How to prevent muscle cramps

Cramp, we’ve all been there. Rolling around clutching our foot, calf or thigh in sheer agony, so I’m pretty sure we know what it feels like, but how many of us actually know what it is?! Well, with this handy guide, not only will you have all the answers you need, but you will also be fully equipped with the knowledge to treat it quickly and easily to get you back in the game. So let’s start with the basics . . . What is Cramp? Cramp is a sudden,... Read More

21/02/2018
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Tendons vs Ligaments

How do you know if you have damaged your ligament or your tendon? Well to be honest the reason there is such a confusing overlap of what is what and where, is because the two are very alike. The simplest way to put it is that tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to bone. Sounds simple enough right? Well, the problem most people have is distinguishing between a ligament injury and a tendon injury due to their symptoms being very alike. So in order to understand them... Read More

16/02/2018
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Firstaid4sport Ambassador – Reece Mitchell

We are proud to announce that Firstaid4sport will be supporting Reece Mitchell over the coming CrossFit season. Having finished in 3rd place at The CrossFit Games 2017 Teen 14-15 years, we are excited to see where this season leads to. Reece will be using our EAB Tear Light Tape, Kinesiology Tape and Chalk. With CrossFit Open starting on Friday 22nd February and running for 5 weeks with a WOD released every Thursday at midnight, Open to anyone aged 14 or over, the Open whittles down to the top 17 from each... Read More

14/02/2018
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Pro Wrap! The UK’s original Boxing Hand Gauze – The Story

It all started back in 2009, when Michael, our Director, was approached by Boxing Trainer, Dean Powell. Dean had just returned from Bulgaria with Boxer Amir Khan who was now in his professional career. Whilst out in Bulgaria, Amir had been using a simple gauze bandage to wrap his hands and protect them during training. On returning to the UK, Dean tried to find the same gauze as Amir had been really impressed by it. But unfortunately, he couldn’t find any. That is when he turned to Firstaid4sport! Giving us... Read More

07/02/2018
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Concussion – If in doubt, sit them out

Sport plays a key role in keeping us fit and healthy, with team sports providing a host of additional benefits including social interaction and, instilling discipline and teamwork in young people. As with in life in general, however, accidents and collisions can occur in contact sports – with head injuries commonplace in sports such as football, rugby, hockey and many others. And while rules are in place in such sports to protect players from head injuries, collisions are inevitable in contact sports. It is vital that all who participate in... Read More

02/02/2018
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Running with Plantar Fasciitis

The Plantar Fascia is the ligament that runs from the heel of the foot to the balls of your feet. It is the foots natural shock absorber and supports the arch. Runners are particularly prone to develop Plantar Fasciitis due to long periods of running and exercise. The stress and tension that can come from these activates can cause the fascia to become inflamed and strained, in turn this can lead to the muscles and tendons of the foot and lower leg to also become aggravated. Sometimes runners will make... Read More

30/01/2018
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RFU Regulations – a snapshot guide to providing First Aid in Rugby

All rugby clubs, no matter what size or level have a responsibility for the health and safety of people who use and have access to the Club’s facilities. It is possible that during any rugby activity, players, coaches, officials and spectators may suffer injury or sudden illness. To ensure a safe environment in which Rugby can enjoyed by everyone, the club should encourage members, coaches and volunteers to hold a current and relevant First Aid qualification so that first aid incidents can be dealt with in confidence. In guidance with... Read More

19/01/2018
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Catching up with Lincoln City’s Head of Sports Science & Medicine, Mike Hine.

Behind the scenes, away from the fans, Mike Hine and his team work tirelessly to ensure that Lincoln’s players are fit and ready to play. It is role that often goes unnoticed by the club’s faithful supporters. After a fantastic 18 months for the Club, I sat down with Mike to get a little insight into his role as Head of Sports Science and Medicine.   FA4S: Can you give us an overview of your responsibilities at Lincoln and you typical working day? MH: The job title is Head of... Read More

15/12/2017
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Firstaid4sport proud to announce their support of Welsh Woman’s Rugby Player Rebecca de Filippo

Firstaid4sport is proud to announce that we will be supporting Women’s Welsh Rugby International Rebecca de Filippo over the next year. When Rebecca made her debut against Scotland in the 2012, she was the youngest member of the Wales squad. As a centre, she moved her way up the senior ranks having already played for Wales at Under 20 Level. Rebecca played for Wales during the World Cup in 2014 before taking a short break. She returned to the team for the 2016/2017 Six Nations. Rebecca took some time out... Read More