First Aid 4 Sport | Blog

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

Sport 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

02/02/2018
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Running with Plantar Fasciitis

The Plantar Fascia is the ligament that runs from the heel of the foot to the balls of your feet. It is the foots natural shock absorber and supports the arch. Runners are particularly prone to develop Plantar Fasciitis due to long periods of running and exercise. The stress and tension that can come from these activates can cause the fascia to become inflamed and strained, in turn this can lead to the muscles and tendons of the foot and lower leg to also become aggravated. Sometimes runners will make... Read More

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

All 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.

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 of... Read More

15/12/2017
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Firstaid4sport proud to announce their support of Welsh Woman’s Rugby Player Rebecca de Filippo

Firstaid4sport 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

05/10/2017
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Get Your Donjoy Armor Fitted In Time For Skiing 2018

It’s that time of year again, the ski season is approaching, and you find yourself once again dusting off your ski boots, and getting ready to hit the piste. Skiing is an adrenaline fuelled, difficult and dangerous sport, and that’s why we love it. Unfortunately injury comes with the territory and one of the most common complaints amongst skiers is anterior knee pain, this is caused by damage to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). A tear to the ACL does not have to mean the end to your skiing holidays,... Read More

05/10/2017
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UK Exclusive Donjoy Armor ACL Skiing Knee Brace Special Offer

Working with our partners at DonJoy we have managed to secure an exclusive deal for Telegraph Ski & Snow Show (link opens in new tab) visitors for the best knee brace for skiing; The DonJoy Armor Knee Brace. Normally retailing at £499 we have a special show price of £299 with free custom fitting at the Battersea Park Snow Show only. Exhibiting over the second weekend of half term, Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017, the Telegraph Ski & Snow Show (Facebook link opens in new tab) is a fantastic day... Read More

10/07/2017
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? The Iliotibial band (ITB) experiences friction as it passes over the femur bone, back and forth over the epicondyle (bony bit on the outside of the knee). When the knee bends at around 20-30 degrees the IT band experiences the greatest friction. This is about the range where a runners knee is bent and the foot hits the floor, making this condition fairly common in runners. Symptoms of ITB syndrome include pain on the outside of the knee which is worse running downhill and often starts at... Read More

06/07/2017

Resistance Bands

When it comes to versatility and value for money, few bits of kit could offer you as much value and versatility as a resistance band. What are resistance, bands? These popular pieces of training equipment are flexible, seamlessly-constructed latex rubber bands or tubes which come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which provide differing levels of resistance. Why should I invest in a resistance band (or even a whole set)? Resistance bands are becoming a regular sight in gyms, training grounds, homes and even outdoors across the... Read More

05/07/2017

Hypermobility – The Facts

What Is Hypermobility? Joint hypermobility means that some or all of a person’s joints have an unusually large range of movement. Hypermobility syndrome is a condition that features joints that easily move beyond the normal range expected for that particular joint. Hypermobile joints are often an inherited condition. Symptoms of the joint hypermobility syndrome include pain in the knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and require no treatment. Hypermobility is a condition that causes joints to move beyond what is considered the normal range expected for a... Read More