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Gemma Davsion

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

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

05/10/2017
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Get Your Donjoy Armor Fitted In Time For Skiing 2018

It’s that time of year again, the ski season is approaching, and you find yourself once again dusting off your ski boots, and getting ready to hit the piste. Skiing is an adrenaline fuelled, difficult and dangerous sport, and that’s why we love it. Unfortunately injury comes with the territory and one of the most common complaints amongst skiers is anterior knee pain, this is caused by damage to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). A tear to the ACL does not have to mean the end to your skiing holidays,... Read More

05/10/2017
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UK Exclusive Donjoy Armor ACL Skiing Knee Brace Special Offer

Working with our partners at DonJoy we have managed to secure an exclusive deal for Telegraph Ski & Snow Show (link opens in new tab) visitors for the best knee brace for skiing; The DonJoy Armor Knee Brace. Normally retailing at £499 we have a special show price of £299 with free custom fitting at the Battersea Park Snow Show only. Exhibiting over the second weekend of half term, Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017, the Telegraph Ski & Snow Show (Facebook link opens in new tab) is a fantastic day... Read More

10/07/2017
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? The Iliotibial band (ITB) experiences friction as it passes over the femur bone, back and forth over the epicondyle (bony bit on the outside of the knee). When the knee bends at around 20-30 degrees the IT band experiences the greatest friction. This is about the range where a runners knee is bent and the foot hits the floor, making this condition fairly common in runners. Symptoms of ITB syndrome include pain on the outside of the knee which is worse running downhill and often starts at... Read More

06/10/2016

Help I need a First Aid Kit for Football Team?

I need a first aid kit for my football team…. what do I need and where can I get it from? So you have been through your Level 1 coaching and done your 3hr Emergency First Aid Course, now you need the kit to assist you if your new skills are ever called upon. The FA themselves are a bit vague about contents and if you listen to them you will have a few dressings and loads of triangular bandages. Here at Firstaid4sport we have put together a range of specific... Read More