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18/03/2016

Firstaid4sport Kinesiology Taping Guide App

Tweet 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 a widely used type of strapping which has a unique level of stretch, and a “wave” patterned adhesive. When applied to the body, kinesiology tape lifts the skin away from the soft tissue beneath allowing better blood flow to the area, and improving drainage. This... Read More

17/03/2016

Firstaid4sport Taping Guide App

Tweet 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 Therapist Chris Swallow show his taping methods in HD video and read the detailed step-by-step guides directly on your iPhone or iPod Touch when you need it most – at the pitch side, the court side... Read More

17/03/2016

Ligaments v Tendon Injuries

Tweet How 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... Read More

Wrist Injuries

Tweet Injuries of the wrist are hugely common in sports. Hockey, lacrosse, winter sports, golf, racquet sports are all common culprits of the wrist injury and unfortunately if you play one of these sports and others, you are likely to sustain injury in some point in your sporting career. The most common injury to the wrist is a sprain or partially torn ligament as a result of over stretching. Overuse injury as a result of continually putting added strain on the wrist is also a very commonly seen injury of... Read More

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Work injuries can ruin your sport

Tweet We enjoy playing our favourite sport but unfortunately once the fun is over we go back to our 9 to 5’s and sit in our office looking forward for the next kick-about. Here at Firstaid4sport we are the sports injury know-it-alls. We can tell you all about how to prevent injury in rugby, keep out of harm’s way in football and avoid breaks and bruises in hockey, but the fact is that most sports enthusiasts across the UK are amateur – local sports teams and clubs who meet up... Read More

In the Spotlight – Women’s Rugby

Tweet Lou 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... Read More

Stay safe this winter

Tweet Temperatures dropping, poor weather conditions, icy roads and the general lack of preparation we seem to have in this country – yes winter can be a tricky time of year with injuries probable. We’ve come up with some top tips for staying safe this winter. Keep warm Obviously with winter comes the cold temperatures. As well as extreme conditions like hypothermia and frostbite, generally your body uses up more energy to keep you warm in winter which can leave you feeling run-down and drowsy. Wearing more layers of clothing,... Read More

Christmas Gift Ideas

Tweet It’s that manic time of year again! Shops filled to their full capacity with stressed out shoppers looking for the perfect gift for their difficult-to-buy friend, ending up buying the same pair of socks and mug set they get every year. Well never fear as we’ve got a fantastic selection of Christmas gift ideas and stocking fillers ideal for a stress free shopping experience.   Wobble Board Our wobble boards are a fun and easy way to train and keep fit when you’re off the pitch. Suitable for use... Read More

Stay fit and have fun in the winter

Tweet As temperatures begin to fall and the threat of snow every other day, the thought of sprinting up and down the pitch in the freezing cold can be unbearable. That is why we’ve come up with our top 10 alternative sports for winter so that the fun doesn’t have to end. Keeping in shape and regularly exercising even when your seasons over also means your body will be ready for the next season and keeps your muscles and joints strong. In the sports centre Indoor Match – no need... Read More

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What is Skiers Thumb?

Tweet For those planning to hit the slopes this winter, we thought we’d dedicate this post to one of the most common injuries amongst the ski enthusiasts – the skiers thumb. What many people don’t realise is just how much we rely on our thumb for most hand movements, gripping and simply just being able to move our other fingers pain free. Injure your thumb and you soon know about it! Skiers thumb got its name because of the manner in which skiers grip their poles. When a fall occurs... Read More