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  • Guides

    A Guide To Calf Strains

    A calf strain is an injury which occurs when the muscle at the back of the lower leg becomes damaged or inflamed due to excessive strain or force being placed on the calf muscle. The most common cause of a calf strain is through overuse of the muscle, particularly in sports which involve a high
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  • Guides

    Hand Wrap for Boxing & MMA

    The reason which fighters wrap their hands is obvious, it protects their hands. Hands are made up of several delicate joints and bones which can be easily damaged when training or competing. The wrap is used to stabilise the delicate bones and joints and prevent movement when punching a bag, a pad,
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  • Guides

    Know your tape ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

    The Rugby World Cup is less than 24 hours away and with such little time left to wait until kick-off we here at FirstAid4Sport have compiled a guide to all the taping you’ll see take place on the field throughout the next six weeks.   At 11:15AM (BST) tomorrow Japan take on Russia in the
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  • Firstaid4sport

    Club Accounts: Why, who and how?

    If there is one thing we know at Firstaid4sport (apart from First Aid of course), it’s Clubs! We understand their sport, their team and of course their requirements in relation to First Aid and Medical Equipment. Yes, every sport may be different, but the fundamentals are the same; Safety comes f
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  • First Aid Kits

    Who we are, our beliefs and ethos.

    The 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
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  • Interviews

    Firstaid4sport Ambassador - Reece Mitchell

    We 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 Ta
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  • Interviews

    Interview With Sam Briggs

    Sam Briggs or The Engine as she is nicknamed, is the UK’s answer to CrossFit royalty. Sam is respected amongst the elite athletes of CrossFit and we can understand why. Following her second games in 2011, where she finished 4th she was hit by a devastating knee injury. After surgery and good r
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  • News

    Why Open a Club Account?

    At Firstaid4sport we believe no matter what size club you are a part of, you should have access to the same high quality first aid equipment, whether it be a local village pub team, or the Premiership Football League. You may not have heard of our club accounts (although I can’t think of a rea
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  • Interviews

    Firstaid4sport welcomes England Athletics as a new partner

     Firstaid4sport is delighted to announce that we are now working in partnership with England Athletics as their preferred first aid supplier, providing offers and benefits to athletes, runners and member clubs. We will be working closely with England Athletics to offer exclusive discounts to me
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  • Interviews

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the Hobbledehoo

    We spoke to Melvyn Prior about all things Hobbledehoo! The Hobbledehoo Active Kids Harness is a brand new product to provide a suitable harness for holding, grabbing or picking up your child. Designed by parents initially as a skiing harness for children the Hobbledehoo Active Harness has a mul
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  • Guides

    Top 10 Gifts for the Injury Prone Athlete

    We all have that one friend or team mate who is constantly suffering an injury or ruled out for a season. Well Christmas is nearly here and isnt it time that we stopped making fun of their injury prone ways? Maybe not. But the injury prone athletes need Christmas gifts too! So here is our top ten pi
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  • News

    Firstaid4sport is now Google Certified

    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 ar
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  • News

    Tigers Day Out Competition

    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,
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  • Careers

    Customer Service Team Member (Part Time)

    Location: 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 sp
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  • News

    Firstaid4sport Kinesiology Taping Guide App

    The most comprehensive FREE kinesiology taping guide Firstaid4sport and Rocktape bring you THE comprehensive guide to Kinesiology taping. This app features kinesiology taping applications suitable for almost every injury, so you can heal faster, train harder, and be at your best. Kinesiology tape is
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  • News

    Firstaid4sport Taping Guide App

    Tape up like the pros Firstaid4sport show you how the pros tape up a sports injury and stay in the game with this comprehensive Taping Guide. We are proud to introduce our first ever app, designed to show the taping methods used to support and relieve a variety of sports injuries. Watch Sports Thera
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  • News

    Firstaid4sport smashes their way to victory...almost.

    Last night the Firstaid4sport team were just one game away from eternal victory in the Lincolnshire Sport Rounders tournament, but were narrowly beaten by Skegness Grammar School P.E teachers who took home the 1st place cup! Out of the 20 teams playing including Hodgson Elkington, Siemens and last y
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Choking under pressure in competitive sports

    Anyone who does sport to a competitive level will know the feeling of choking under pressure and not performing to their best. The nerves kick in, the anticipation of winning or losing the match become a factor and our physiological and psychological responses to this reduce our endurance, coordinat
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  • Interviews

    Dave Johnson - Strongman Interview

    Hi Dave, can you tell us about your background in weightlifting and strongman training? I’ve been lifting weights for about 14 or 15 years now, originally issues with my elbow caused a visit to the doctor who told me to start lifting weights in order to help the joint and it went from there. I’ve be
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Is extreme exercise bad for you?

    We can all get on board with the idea that exercise is good for you and that Netflix marathons with a regular beer and pizza diet isn't, but is there a point where exercise can actually cause you harm? Research conducted by Monash University has discovered that extreme exercise can cause intestinal
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Our interview with the world record holder for the Longest Plank

    Danish Fitness instructor Tom Hoel has regained the world record for holding himself in a "Plank" position. Tom held this gruelling fitness position for an incredible 4 hours and 28 minutes, beating the previous record by 2 minutes. We managed to get in touch with Tom and he kindly answered a few qu
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  • Interviews

    Stretching and Suppleness - Interview with the Edmunds Sistas

    The Edmunds Sistas are well known within the Martial Arts world. Having just performed at the UK Martial Arts Show, Lauren, Sian and Lara Edmunds are going from strength to strength as this year has already been massive for them. With a background in Taekwondo and several world titles between them a
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  • News

    Can football learn from rugby's respect for referees?

    Chelsea may have won the premier league but they have the worst reputation for disrespecting officials and are regularly criticised for this according to Football Association Fair Play delegates. We've seen it happen countless times in both amateur and professional football - players crowding round
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Red Bull gives you...heart problems?

    Whether it's as a way of getting through a long shift at work, or partaking in a cheeky jagerbomb at the bar on a Saturday night, most, if not all of us have at some point in our lives drank an energy drink. Energy drinks have become a multi-billion pound industry, yet regulations on the products re
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  • News

    World Record Smashed....Literally!

    Last weekend was the UK Martial Arts Show at Doncaster Dome with Martial Artists and self defence experts from around the world gathering to train and network together. Celebrity guests included Scott Adkins from the Undisputed and Green Street 3 films, Michael Jai White from The Dark Knight and Uni
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  • News

    Money or Morals? World Cup 2022

    Ever since the awarding of the FIFA 2022 World Cup went to Middle Eastern country Qatar, a number of concerns have been raised both in terms of the suitability of Qatar as a host nation, as well as the fairness of the bidding process. Recent stories of Nepalese workers who have been denied leave to
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Drugs in Professional Sport

    Drug use among professional athletes has once again been featured in the news recently with Alberto Salazar, Mo Farah's coach being accused of violating international doping laws and giving steroids to Farah's training partner Galen Rupp. The emergence of the World Anti-Doping Agency in 1999 has tig
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  • News

    Mayweather vs Pacquiao - What you need to know!

    The time has finally come for the super-fight between two of the greatest boxers in history: Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather! Here’s all you need to know in the run up to the event this weekend!   When The fight will take place Saturday May 2nd in Las Vegas with the main event startin
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Concussion - Professional Football is ignoring the dangers

    Anyone who watched the Chelsea v Arsenal game last weekend won’t forget the collision between Chelsea midfielder Oscar, and Arsenal goalkeeper Ospina in a hurry. The collision was hard, and Oscar looked clearly dazed and confused as a result of the impact, showing sure signs of concussion such as th
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Britain's Manliest Man - Interview with Alun Pepper

    Flight Lieutenant Alun Pepper managed to fight off over 1000 applicants to become Britain’s Manliest Man after appearances on `This Morning` and mentions in numerous national papers. He is now ambassador for the `Orchid` male cancer charity and is raising awareness of male cancer after being d
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  • News

    Firstaid4sport - Proudly supporting Movember

      We’re proudly supporting Movember this year with a great giveaway! If you place an order with us this November, you might find one of our exclusive Movember t-shirts in your parcel. For each of you lucky people that receives a t-shirt, the value of your order will be donated to the Move
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Just Give It A Thought Charity Campaign

    A new Lincoln based charity – Just Give It A Thought, has set out to change the way people think about their personal safety and this week released their first public `Thinking Face` campaign which aims to spread the message of the charity to as many people as possible, while also raising so much ne
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  • News

    The secrets of Leicester Tigers

    Firstaid4sport last night hosted an educational evening with Leicester Tigers’ sports medicine team at Newark Rugby Club. Local sports clubs were given the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the field of sports medicine who have treated some of the best players in the world.   The evening
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Top 5 tips for preventing DOMS

    Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a feeling that I’m sure we have all had at one time or another. It’s the feeling of muscle pain, soreness or stiffness, which occurs in the day or two after exercise. The soreness most commonly occurs if you start a new exercise regime, change your current rou
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  • News

    Firstaid4sport is Going Green

    Here at Firstaid4sport not only do we care about your health and safety on the pitch, we’re also bothered about the environment! We’ve made it our duty to take every measure possible to look after our planet and minimise our impact on the environment. From recycling all of our waste incl
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  • Guides

    Introducing Exercise into Your Lifestyle This Summer

    Summer is fast approaching and it is a summer full of sport. What better time to get off the sofa, ditch the fags, get yourself fit and trim. Introducing exercise into your life will not only make you feel good about yourself, it increases your energy levels and does wonders for your health and well
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Do you know how fast you eat?

    Lets face it, nobody can say that they do not know what not to eat if they want to lose weight. The math is pretty simple, eat less calories than you burn and make sure you eat your greens. Ok, there have been hundreds of theorys that claim maximise your weight loss through diet, such as cutting ou
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  • Interviews

    Interview with Olympic Torch Bearer – Victoria Ganley

    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 an
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  • News

    New rules on coloured sock tape for 2012 season

    You may be reading this in anger, after being marched off the pitch yesterday before the first game of your Sunday League season had even kicked off. Why? Because you were wearing black sock tape on your white socks. Of course this was probably the first you had even heard of the new rules that cam
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  • Firstaid4sport

    FirstAid4Sport are partnering a national event

    FirstAid4Sport are pleased to announce that we are an official partner of The Rugby Show. The Rugby Show will be taking place at the Ricoh Arena on the 11th and 12th of July 2020. The Rugby Show is a national event which has been designed with the aim of supporting, encouraging and engaging with gra
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  • News

    The Moody Cows Rugby 7s Triumph In Dubai

    We would like to say a HUGE congratulations to the Moody Cows who have won the Dubai 7’s Rugby tournament 2013! Not only are they champions but they have also raised over £16,500 for Macmillan in the process. FirstAid4Sport are proud sponsors and are thrilled for the team. The Moody Cows
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  • News

    Lets talk about the weather.

    It's 30 September 2011 and the "S" word is already starting to echo around the Firstaid4sport office. We may finally be getting the summer weather that never was right now, but ExactaWeather.com predicts a big change soon. A spokesperson said today: "I expect the most frequent and heavy snowfalls to
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  • Careers

    Warehouse Operative Team Member

    Location: Lincoln Department: Warehouse Operative Contract Type: Full Time (Flexible Hours) Salary: Dependent on Experience Closing Date: 16/03/2018 Application Form - Warehouse Operative   Are you ready to join the best warehouse department in the industry? Firstaid4sport is a market leading
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  • Careers

    We're Hiring: Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

    Location: Lincoln Department: Marketing Contract Type: Full Time (9.00am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri) Salary: Dependent on Experience Closing Date: 19/10/2016 Apply Now Firstaid4sport is a fast growing online retailer of sports first aid equipment looking for a driven Social Media & Marketing Coordinat
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  • News

    Left out of the Olympics – The Selection Process

    In recent light, there have been numerous athletes who naturally haven’t been selected, unfortunately not everyone can compete at the Olympics, and some will be left disappointed especially as it is in London, and it will more than likely be the only time the Olympics comes to the UK in our lifetime
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  • News

    The Other Side of the London Marathon

    When looking back in hindsight I was very lucky to have the opportunity to volunteer my services as a sports therapist at the London Marathon earlier this year.   After considering a number of different charities I chose Children with Cancer, they are renowned for looking after all fund raisers and
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    KICK START YOUR SEASON

    PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS WILL BE: Linear & lateral speed development Explosive power development Functional strength training A functional, strong & powerful physique is what will give you the edge on your opponent. This is where a training program designed specifically for you and your chosen sport is
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  • Injury Guide

    A guide to Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries

    A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is one of the major ligaments found in the outer part of the knee which attaches the outer part of the thigh bone found at the knee, femur, to the outer side of the shin bone, tibia, to ensure knee stability. Lateral collateral ligament tears are common sport-rel
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Four symptoms of overtraining

    Regular exercise is extremely beneficial for your body and health and is encouraged, however there is a risk of overtraining which can have a negative impact on you both mentally and physically. Overtraining can be dangerous but is not common and what constitutes overtraining has been the topic of
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  • News

    British standard workplace First Aid Kits

    June 2011 saw the introduction of a British Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits. So, nearly nine years on what are the current standards for workplace First Aid Kits in Britain. The standards for workplace first aid vary from different industries to how many employees are to be looked after the k
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  • News

    Seven steps to decrease injury occurrence and recovery time

    Whether you have a physical job, regularly exercise or play sport we are all at risk of injuring ourselves but there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the occurrence of injuries and help speed up your recovery time. Our seven steps to help reduce the risk of injury and decrease your recove
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  • Injury Guide

    Can I wear a knee support while playing football?

    Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries in football and can be caused by crunching tackles or the fast-paced cutting and turning manoeuvres carried out by players. So, to be more confident in your joint's stability and to get back on the pitch as soon as possible many people will wear a kn
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  • News

    Five steps to prevent back pain

    Millions of people in the UK suffer from back pain and it will affect each area of their life from work to playing sport. When back pain strikes people will rest and avoid any unnecessary movement, however, keeping mobile through gentle exercise can be beneficial in preventing and managing back pai
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  • Injury Guide

    A complete guide to osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, it causes pain and stiffness in the joints. So, what are the symptoms and causes of osteoarthritis and how can you treat it? Throughout day-to-day life your joint will be exposed to a constant level of damage, due to it being a low level
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  • News

    The six P’s of sport taping

    Sports taping is a skill set which may seem simple and easy to learn but in fact takes time to master taping techniques and there are six essential components to taping which are easy to get right but often done wrong. Although this guide will not transform you into a taping master, it will make su
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  • News

    A beginner’s guide to American football

    One of the world’s greatest sporting events is set to take place this Sunday, Super Bowl LIV sees the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers face off at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. This is the first time these two sides have ever met in the Super Bowl and is the Chiefs first Super
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    What is Pilates? The exercise class everyone is talking about

    Pilates offers a range of benefits to the body no matter your fitness background and classes are becoming readily available all over the country. Pilates helps improve posture, body alignment and provides an excellent core workout. Pilates is a low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles wh
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    How to help prevent Hamstring Injuries

    Hamstring injuries have always been present in sport for decades, but they are not limited to just sport and are frequently seen to effect active individuals. A hamstring injury will leave an athlete side-lined for a number of weeks and have an incredibly high re-injury rate. Usually there also no w
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  • News

    On-Field Changes set for 2020

    The Rugby Football League’s Law Committee has approved a change in the wording surrounding the officiating of play-the-balls in the 2020 season which is hoped to lead to a significant on-field improvement. During the Laws Committee pre-season meeting the RFL’s Match Officials Department
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  • News

    Win a Six Nations shirt of your choice

    With the Six Nations starting in just over a week we are giving one person a brand-new shirt of their choice ahead of the tournament. Firstaid4sport are offering all rugby fans a chance to win to their country’s shirt for this year’s Six Nations, the winner can pick the shirt and size of their choi
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Concussion, if in doubt sit them out

    Playing sport has a range of benefits regarding your health, but also instils discipline and teamwork as well as encouraging social interaction, however there are risks of playing contact sports such as accidents and collisions. A major result of collisions is concussion, an injury present in rugby,
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  • News

    A swift guide to RFU Regulations & providing first aid in rugby

    Rugby is an extremely physical sport so no matter what level a club plays at they have a responsibility for the health and safety of people who use and access the club’s facilities. At any time, a player, coach, official or supporter could suffer an injury, so to ensure the rugby being played
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  • News

    Player Welfare Law trials set for a big 2020

    Player welfare is the top priority in rugby and the sport is set to see an increase in both fan growth and participation at grassroot levels, however one thing that looks set to keep reducing is the amount of injuries sustained in elite rugby. World Rugby’s evidence-based drive to reduce the r
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  • Guides

    Taping Guide App

    Firstaid4sport show you how the pros tape up a sports injury and stay in the game with this comprehensive Taping Guide. Watch Sports Therapist Chris Swallow show his taping methods in HD video and read the detailed step-by-step guides directly on your iPhone or iPad when you need it most - at the pi
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  • Guides

    Kinesiology Taping Guide App

    Firstaid4sport and Rocktape bring you the comprehensive guide to Kinesiology taping. This app features kinesiology taping applications suitable for almost every injury, so you can heal faster, train harder, and be at your best. Kinesiology tape is a widely used type of strapping which has a unique l
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    cbd and drug testing (Will you test positive?)

    cbd (cannabidiol) is taking over the world’s market for natural wellness remedies. It has been suggested that cbd could be used to benefit a number of different issues and help maintain and support an active lifestyle. However, with so much growing support for the use of cbd for athletes, ther
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  • Guides

    A Guide To Hamstring Injuries

    Some parts of the body are more prone to injury than others, unfortunately one of those is the hamstring. Just like every type of injury to tissue in the body the more pressure it’s under the more likely there will be damage. The hamstring muscles are located on the back of your upper leg and at
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  • News

    A Guide to Knee Brace Hinges

    Choosing the correct knee brace can be a difficult process, with a lot of technical language and five different types of hinges available on braces, its understandable to need some guidance on choosing the correct knee brace.    With five different hinges, some guidance is also needed to learn ex
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Should I be using tape?

    Have you sustained an injury recently and are you unsure of whether or not you should be using tape, there are a number of benefits of using tape, but you must be fully aware of the injury you have sustained before applying any tape.  If you are unsure of whether you should be applying tape or
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  • Guides

    Five Most Common Skiing Injuries

    With the clock going back, the temperatures dropping and Christmas around the corner thousands of people will be itching to grab their skis and head for the slopes. However, with skiing there are risks and a likelihood of injury.   So ahead of your trip this year be sure you know the five most
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Premium Tan Zinc Oxide Tape: All you need to know

    Here at Firstaid4sport we sell several types of tape. However, our Premium Tan Zinc Oxide tape is one of our favourites. But if you aren’t aware of what premium zinc oxide tape is, well this guide will show not only what it is but how and why to use it. What is Premium Tan Zin Oxide Tape? Prem
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  • Guides

    Kinesiology Tape: What it is and why to use it?

    Kinesiology Tape is used throughout the sporting world and is easily recognisable, it’s the bright strips of tape seen on knees, shoulders and backs. It is applied to the body to reduce pain, provide support, reduce swelling and improve performance all without restricting movement. Kinesiolog
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  • News

    How to avoid injury when joining the gym

    Joining your local gym is the first step many people take in getting fit. Those joining the gym for the first time or returning to exercise after a prolonged period, then you may be potentially at higher risk of suffering an injury.   Many injuries can be avoided if people are aware of the pote
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  • News

    A guide to Sciatica

    Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve, found between the lower back and upper leg, becomes irritated or compressed. It is most commonly seen to affect those with a herniated or slipped disc. Sciatica will occur over time as a result of excessive sitting, bending or lifting activities. However, it i
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  • News

    A guide to mallet finger

    Mallet finger occurs when the tendon found in the finger, responsible for straightening and extending the fingertip, becomes damaged or torn resulting in the individual being unable to straighten the finger. Mallet finger is an injury commonly seen in cricket, where players are attempting to ca
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  • News

    What First Aid Equipment is needed in cricket?

    The start of the cricket season is just around the corner, meaning that first aid cover will be required at cricket grounds all over the country each weekend. But what first aid equipment is required to provide effective care and support. The ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    An introduction to runners' knee

    When running you may hit the ground with between five and nine times your body weight on each stride, this unsurprisingly can cause pain in your knees. The pain will be present when you walk, kneel, squat and run. Runners’ knee otherwise know as patella-femoral pain syndrome occurs when then
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    5 Steps to diagnose a knee injury

    There are many types of knee injuries, seeing a physiotherapist can help identify and treat the injury, here are five simple steps that a physiotherapist may take to determine if your suffering from osteoporosis or a knee injury.     No matter whether or you’re out running or sa
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  • News

    What to keep in your Bum Bag on matchday?

    Injuries can happen at anytime and will vary from simple and quick fixes to more serious issues, but to combat the need for fast and effective assistance physiotherapists, especially in rugby will use a bum bag to carry supplies and keep both their hands free. By keeping your hands free a bum bag me
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  • News

    A guide to ankle injuries

    Twisting, rolling or spraining your ankle is one of the most common injuries suffered in sport, if a particular person suffers these injuries they may be described to have ‘glass ankles’. The ankle joint connects the foot to the lower leg and will often become injured after suffering fro
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  • News

    Five Most Common Motocross Injuries

    Motocross was developed from motorcycle competitions in the early 1900s in the UK and is a sport in which a rider uses a specially designed motorcycle on a closed course, built up of a variety of terrain and jumps, uphill’s, downhills and corners. Almost all motocross riders will have crashed
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  • News

    A guide to cauliflower ear

    Cauliflower Ear occurs as a result of trauma to the ear causing disruption to the blood supply often resulting in a hematoma to form on the ear. Once the injury has healed the ear begins to shrivel up and fold over itself, causing the deformity of the outer ear.   Cauliflower ear is most common
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  • News

    Preventing injury myths

    When it comes to sports injuries several myths and half-truths exist. Although many of these myths are simple misunderstandings when it comes to your health and safety its important to know the correct information.   Picking up bad habits from poor advice could result in more damage than progre
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Top tips for running in the rain

    With January over many people are counting down the days until summer, however we can still expect some rain between now and then. So, if you’ve taken up running this new year then we have some tips for running safely in the rain. Running in the rain can be dangerous, especially to a new runne
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