First Aid 4 Sport | Blog

11/02/2019

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy You may have heard the term cryotherapy bandied around the changing rooms by team coaches and medics but if you’re often left wondering what it means, what it entails, what the benefits are and why it’s so popular, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. Read on and we’ll take you through the hows, whys and what-ifs of cryotherapy whilst answering the most common questions, giving you a full insight into the world of this revolutionary sports therapy.  So let’s start from the beginning . . . What is Cryotherapy?... Read More

04/02/2019

Firstaid4sport partner NCA Rugby

Firstaid4sport are proud to announce that we are now the Official Medical and First Aid Partner to NCA Rugby NCA Rugby govern the National Leagues 1, 2 North and 2 South, representing 48 Clubs in all matters relating to the Rugby Football Union. This includes producing fixture lists, administering the leagues and representing the clubs with disciplinary matters. The partnership will allow Firstaid4sport to focus on providing quality products for clubs across the NCA to allow them to help with player recovery as well as injury prevention. Firstaid4sport Director, Michael... Read More

25/01/2019

Club Accounts: Why, who and how?

If there is one thing we know at Firstadi4sport (apart from First Aid of course), it’s Clubs! We understand their sport, their team and of course their requirements in relation to First Aid and Medical Equipment. Yes, every sport may be different, but the fundamentals are the same; Safety comes first, always. One of our first products was the sports specific First Aid kit, which have now grown to cover over 8 sports, and we include our large range of taping and strapping. These are the basics for every team and club no... Read More

23/01/2019
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Who we are, our beliefs and ethos.

The concept of Firstaid4sport was born after our Director Gemma was playing in a hockey match where a player was injured, and they were unable to find the first aid kit as it was hidden among the team’s black kits bags. Once it was found Gemma realised that the contents of the kit were no good for the injury or in fact hockey its self. A bright orange bag and a hockey specific first aid kit later and here we are 12 years on. As our name suggests we supply... Read More

11/01/2019

Firstaid4sport looking to Middle East for further Growth

Firstaid4sport’s directors are heading off to the middle east to visit Arab Health trade exhibition in Dubai, following a successful grant application through the Midland Department of Trade and Export. Arab Health is one of the biggest medical exhibitions in the world, where international companies launch their latest products and innovations. Arab Health has over 4,000 companies exhibiting from over 65 countries, so offers the most incredible networking opportunities and allows the discovery of product and evaluation of new medical solutions. Michael Davison, director and owner of Firstaid4sport said “I... Read More

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