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Which is the best knee brace for skiing?

TweetOnce you ski, you either love it or hate it. Those that love it would do anything to keep going year on year and buy anything to keep them on the slopes all day, every day. Speak to any skier and most will tell you they stopped skiing because they tore their Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Commonly felt as a ‘pop’ when the lower leg twists causing too much strain on the main ligament holding it in place. Well DonJoy have a knee brace that will allow you to ski with... Read More


Cycling in the dark – Safety Tips for riding your bike in the winter

Tweet The nights are drawing in and winter is well on its way..brrr! For you cyclists out there this means you’re under greater risk, however we’ve come up with our top tips for staying safe in the winter months! Plan, Plan, Plan! Make sure you plan your route carefully prior to cycling choosing routes that are well lit. It is potentially safer cycling on the road rather than taking traffic-free routes as these tend to have good street lighting. Be visible! It is crucial when riding in the dark that... Read More


Firstaid4sport is now Google Certified

Tweet Shop with confidence at Firstaid4sport At Firstaid4sport we value the trust of our customers above all else, which is why we have enrolled in the Google Certified Shops programme which aims to protect consumers online. Google Certified Shops is a programme by Google to ensure that online shoppers are protected against websites which are fraudulent or offer poor customer service. To be awarded with the Google Certified Shop badge a shopping website must offer and maintain a certain level of service to it’s customers including: Ensuring deliveries are on... Read More


Tigers Day Out Competition

Tweet Win the Ultimate Day Out with the Leicester Tigers! Firstaid4sport is teaming up with Mueller Sports Medicine and the Leicester Tigers to bring you this incredible competition. Your junior sports club could get the change to spend the day with the Leicester Tigers! If you are part of a rugby team, a school team, or any junior sports club then nominate your team now and they could be in with a chance. The winner will be selected at random from all entries so THE MORE PEOPLE WHO NOMINATE YOUR... Read More


Customer Service Team Member (Part Time)

TweetLocation: Lincoln Department: Customer Services Contract Type: Part Time (9.30am – 2.30pm Mon – Fri) Salary: Dependent on Experience Closing Date: 02/09/2016 Apply Now Are you ready to join the best customer service department in the industry? Firstaid4sport is a market leading online retailer of sports first aid equipment. Our excellent level of customer service is driving the growth of the company. Our philosophy is to offer the highest standard of customer care; therefore we are looking for an individual to join the team who is willing to go above... Read More


FA Wales Trust names Firstaid4sport as its Official First Aid Provider

TweetFirstaid4sport, has been selected as the Official First Aid Partner of FA Wales academy, the Welsh Football Trust. Developed by the Welsh FA to encourage children in Wales to play football and develop player and coaching talent, The Welsh Football Trust is the feeder academy to the Welsh National Football Team, responsible for developing young stars into the next Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey. Firstaid4sport will be working alongside the Welsh Football trust to deliver their FAW Football First Aid courses with an aim to spread the message about the... Read More


Georgia takes part in the 401 Challenge!

TweetGEORGIA has beaten her personal record to complete a half marathon in the Lincolnshire leg of the 401 Challenge. Her efforts will support 401 Marathon Man, Ben Smith, in his mission to run 401 marathons in 401 days and raise £250,000 for anti-bullying charities Stonewall and Kidscape. The Lincolnshire leg of the challenge was marathon number 347 for Ben. Starting at the Boutham Park band stand, Georgia was joined by 65 other runners as well as being cheered on by the Firstaid4sport team. Speaking about her achievement, Georgia said: “What a great experience.... Read More


Dynamic Stretching

Tweet Warming up is a vital part of exercise, but there are a lot of people who think that this simply involves a quick jog followed by a head-to-toe stretching routine that we learned in secondary school PE. These stretches (that normally consist of holding a muscle in a fixed, stretched position for 15 seconds or more) are now regarded as having absolutely no benefit to the body and could actually hinder your performance. Fitness experts now recommend dynamic stretching to prepare the muscles, tendons and joints for exercise. Dynamic... Read More


Fitness – Wobble Board Workout

Tweet  Mark is the founder of M10 Fitness, a personal training company with clients that include some of the best athletes in the world. Mark is a specialist in injury rehabilitation, particularly with the use of a wobble board, and he has kindly supplied a free wobble board workout video for you to follow at home. This workout will strengthen and tone the core muscles such as the abs and lower back, as well as strengthening the joints of the lower legs. So whether you are recovering from an ankle... Read More


Wry Neck

Tweet What is Wry Neck? Wry neck usually occurs as a result of sudden quick movement of the neck causing the disc in the neck to slip out of place. This can be whilst heavy lifting, bending, of twisting or of the neck. Wry neck can also occur as a result of overuse injury from poor posture, excessive craning of the neck forward in activity, slouching and lifting. Facet Joints are found in the back which help support the weight and control the movement between the individual vertebrae of the... Read More