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

TweetThe 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

14/02/2018
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Pro Wrap! The UK’s original Boxing Hand Gauze – The Story

TweetIt 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

30/01/2018
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RFU Regulations – a snapshot guide to providing First Aid in Rugby

TweetAll rugby clubs, no matter what size or level have a responsibility for the health and safety of people who use and have access to the Club’s facilities. It is possible that during any rugby activity, players, coaches, officials and spectators may suffer injury or sudden illness. To ensure a safe environment in which Rugby can enjoyed by everyone, the club should encourage members, coaches and volunteers to hold a current and relevant First Aid qualification so that first aid incidents can be dealt with in confidence. In guidance with... Read More

05/06/2017
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Electrotherapy

TweetElectrotherapy is defined as – the use of electric currents passed through the body to stimulate nerves and muscles, chiefly in the treatment of various forms of paralysis. Electric stimulation devices such as Compex have been shown to speed u recovery time in athletes and are medical-grade devices designed to contract the muscles in different ways that may promote blood flow, increase muscle tone, and flush out lactic build-up. In more extreme cases even, an electro-therapy device can be used to alleviate muscular spasms and cramps. Whether your goals are... Read More

17/05/2017
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Wobble Board Guide

TweetStanding Balance Test (Easy) Stand on the wobble board with your feet shoulder width apart and push the front of the board down towards the ground by flexing your feet forward, aim to get the lip of the board as close to the ground as you can without letting it touch the floor. Proceed to roll the board round in a clockwise direction for 1 minute, once complete do the exercise anti-clockwise. If your ankles/ knees are weak or painful, let the lip of the wobble board touch the ground.... Read More

03/05/2017
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Cricket Clubmark – What First Aid Equipment do you need?

Tweet ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme. ECB Clubmark shows that a club is well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their children. One criteria of becoming Clubmark Certified through the England Cricket Board, is that... Read More

21/03/2017
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Making the most of your Kinesiology Tape

TweetKinesiology Tape, when applied correctly, should last 5 to 7 days, so unfortunately, there will come a time when you need to be brave and remove that tape, just like pulling off a plaster. Sometimes activity and movement can loosen the adhesive and the tape starts to peel at the edges, other times the tape is reluctant to move. Here’s some tips to make  removal as quick and pain free as possible. Before you tape: Choosing the right tape. We offer a range of different kinesiology tapes, and it is... Read More

24/02/2017
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How to fit the Donjoy Armor

Tweet There is no doubting that the Donjoy Armor is an amazing piece of kit is invaluable for ACL injuries. However, it can seem awkward to fit at first. This video takes you through the fitting process that you would go through if you booked a fitting with us. This video covers: How to measure before you order Putting on the brace Checking the fit of the brace Ensuring that you have a correctly fitting brace will mean that it provides the maximum protection for your knee and the surrounding... Read More

14/02/2017
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Knee Brace Hinges

TweetChoosing a knee brace can be difficult and confusing. Lots of technical language is thrown around with little or no explanation of what it actually means, or advice on which would really work best for you and your injuries. Hinged knee braces provide the best support, however, did you know that there are five different types of hinge? Each offering different benefits and levels of support. We decided that it would be helpful to put together a blog post explaining these different hinges to hopefully make your shopping experience easier.... Read More

09/02/2017
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Knowing Your Tapes

Tweet Here at Firstaid4sport we sell a tape for every sport. However, how do you know which tape is suitable for what job? We have put together this helpful guide to highlight the different types of tape that we sell, and how each one could be utilised to help you. Kinesiology Tape This is often known as kinesio tape, and is recognisable as the bright coloured strips of tape often seen worn by top athletes. When applied correctly, it lifts the skin to create a small space between the muscle... Read More