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Gemma Davsion

01/05/2019

Do treadmills increase the chances of knee injury?

TweetLove them or hate them, treadmills are a key part of fitness and rehabilitation.  Whether you are new to running, you have been running for years, or perhaps you have recently suffered a treadmill injury and it’s made you question the impact it may or may not be having on your knees?  Our blog will take you through everything you need to know. As with any high impact exercise, it’s inevitable that running carries the risk of injury.  This could be anything from a short term sprain, shin splints or... Read More

11/02/2019

Cryotherapy

TweetCryotherapy 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

11/01/2019

Firstaid4sport looking to Middle East for further Growth

TweetFirstaid4sport’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?

Tweet 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... Read More

01/10/2018

How to prevent muscle cramps

Tweet 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... Read More

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

Tweet 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... Read More

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

TweetFirstaid4sport 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

TweetIt’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

Tweet 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... Read More

10/07/2017
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

TweetWhat 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