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Sport

12/08/2019
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FirstAid4Sport To Sponsor Leicester Tiger’s Head of Medical

TweetWe are excited to announce that Firstaid4sport will be sponsoring Ed Hollis, Head of Medical at Leicester Tigers, over the 2019/20 season. The sponsorship means that we will also become Leicester Tiger’s preferred Medical and First Aid Supplier for the coming season. Catherine Gray, Business Development Manager at Firstaid4sport said “To become the sponsors of Ed for this season is a big step in the direction Firstaid4sport is taking. Ed is known throughout the Rugby world as one of the leading physiotherapists in the sport and we are proud to... Read More

09/05/2019

Common Cricket Injuries & How to Prevent Them

Tweet With the hope of drier and warmer weather here in the U.K we see the cricket season starting to pick up and if you play the sport you will know that keeping fit and preventing injuries will help keep you off the side-lines. Whether you are a batter, bowler or both, every cricket player is at risk of injury, but thankfully due to continued research and development of sports medicine products there are several ways to help prevent and treat injuries keeping you at peak performance and in the... Read More

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

21/02/2018
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Tendons vs Ligaments

TweetHow do you know if you have damaged your ligament or your tendon? Well to be honest the reason there is such a confusing overlap of what is what and where, is because the two are very alike. The simplest way to put it is that tendons attach muscle to bone and ligaments attach bone to bone. Sounds simple enough right? Well, the problem most people have is distinguishing between a ligament injury and a tendon injury due to their symptoms being very alike. So in order to understand them... Read More

16/02/2018
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Firstaid4sport Ambassador – Reece Mitchell

TweetWe are proud to announce that Firstaid4sport will be supporting Reece Mitchell over the coming CrossFit season. Having finished in 3rd place at The CrossFit Games 2017 Teen 14-15 years, we are excited to see where this season leads to. Reece will be using our EAB Tear Light Tape, Kinesiology Tape and Chalk. With CrossFit Open starting on Friday 22nd February and running for 5 weeks with a WOD released every Thursday at midnight, Open to anyone aged 14 or over, the Open whittles down to the top 17 from each... 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

07/02/2018
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Concussion – If in doubt, sit them out

TweetSport plays a key role in keeping us fit and healthy, with team sports providing a host of additional benefits including social interaction and, instilling discipline and teamwork in young people. As with in life in general, however, accidents and collisions can occur in contact sports – with head injuries commonplace in sports such as football, rugby, hockey and many others. And while rules are in place in such sports to protect players from head injuries, collisions are inevitable in contact sports. It is vital that all who participate in... 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

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