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Vinnie Jones – Hands Only CPR

Tweet Probably the cleverest ad campaign we’ve seen in a long time, the British Heart foundation have launched their ‘Hard and Fast Hands-Only CPR’ campaign to inform members of the public that they CAN perform CPR regardless of any formal first aid training. The aim of the ad is to give ordinary members of the public the confidence to carry out CPR when necessary without the need to perform mouth to mouth. According to the BHF, using chest compressions correctly can be more effective than attempting mouth-to-mouth with poor technique,... Read More

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In the Spotlight – Women’s Rugby

TweetLou Micklewright, of the moody cows, spoke to me in depth about the increased participation, recognition and support that women’s rugby is getting. We discuss everything from injuries to input in the women’s game. Check out my interview with Lou here: How has women’s rugby game evolved since you first started participating? Women’s rugby is becoming far more professional with every season that passes. Women in the game are becoming huge role models for younger girls who are getting into rugby as well as being role models for their own... Read More

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Sports Therapist Chris Swallow joins Firstaid4sport as a Guest Blogger

Tweet We are excited to announce that Sport Therapist Chris Swallow will be joining our team and using his wealth of sports injury knowledge through some guest blog posts. Having had 6 years experience in the fitness industry, Chris works as a mobile sports massage and remedial therapist, working with both the general public and amateur sports. Chris specialises in treatments such as trigger point therapy, strapping and taping, postural assessments, rehabilitation and providing injury management procedures. Chris studied a BSc Hons Sports Massage and Exercise Therapy and Psychology at... Read More

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Prevention is better than the cure – Interview with Beeston Hockey Club Physio

Tweet After my recent visit to Beeston Hockey club, I decided to delve further into the realms of the sport by investigating the types of hockey injuries that commonly occur. There are approximately 1,050 hockey clubs across the UK, who all actively encourage new people to start playing the game. Schools and universities also have teams and are great ways to start your hockey journey. Participating in the sport is relatively inexpensive and equipment can often be borrowed from clubs. It is a team game, which provides social interaction and... Read More

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Interview with Olympic Torch Bearer – Victoria Ganley

TweetHow were you nominated to carry the Olympic Flame? Well, I have Crohn’s disease and my friend CJ nominated me because I have had eleven operations. In June 2009 I was told I could no longer eat solid foods. Not long after that I ran in the Great North Run to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and, despite the pain because I was poorly, I found I really enjoyed running. So when did you first get into running? My first run was the Great North Run then I... Read More

Interview with an Olympic Torch Bearer

TweetVictoria Ganley from Lincoln had the incredible experience of being an Olympic torch bearer and she kindly came to the Firstaid4sport offices the day after to tell us all about it. How were you nominated to carry the Olympic Flame? Well, I have Crohn’s disease and my friend CJ nominated me because I have had eleven operations. In June 2009 I was told I could no longer eat solid foods. Not long after that I ran in the Great North Run to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and,... Read More

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Competition winners meet the Leicester Tigers

TweetThe day started with an introduction with the chairman of the team Simon Cohen from which they had a tour of the facilities in the grounds, met with the team and had the chance to watch them in action as they trained, a truly once in a life-time experience for the winners. One of the main highlights of the day for was the chance to hold the LV= Cup which the team won just a week before. Michael Davison, managing director of Firstaid4sport said “I really can’t believe how lucky... Read More