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Grip Enhancers – to help you get a grip this winter

Tweet So the cold weather is officially with us, but does this stop us enjoying our sport- not a chance! Although it can be a little more taxing running up and down the pitch in the freezing cold, for many of us, leaving practice until the next season is not an option! Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, the cold weather has an effect on our performance especially where grip is concerned. In sports such as Rugby, Netball, Hockey and Racket Sports where a good firm grip is essential, we find... Read More

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Vinnie Jones – Hands Only CPR

Tweet Probably the cleverest ad campaign we’ve seen in a long time, the British Heart foundation have launched their ‘Hard and Fast Hands-Only CPR’ campaign to inform members of the public that they CAN perform CPR regardless of any formal first aid training. The aim of the ad is to give ordinary members of the public the confidence to carry out CPR when necessary without the need to perform mouth to mouth. According to the BHF, using chest compressions correctly can be more effective than attempting mouth-to-mouth with poor technique,... Read More

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Top 10 Tips to get fit in 2014

Tweet FirstAid4Sport’s Top 10 Tips to get fit in 2014 We all like to indulge over the festive period and as the New Year dawns most of the nation will vow to be a thinner, fitter version of their former selves. To help you along the way, FirstAid4Sport have created a top 10 of tips to a new and improved you. 1. Eat the right things: We all overdo the food and drink at Christmas. However, now is the time to take stock, cut back and create a healthy new... Read More

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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

Firstaid4sport is Going Green

Tweet 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 including bottles, paper, tins and glass, we have most recently made our packaging even more eco friendly by no longer using any plastic to pack our parcels. Instead we have now invested in a cardboard shredder which shreds any... Read More

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Grip Enhancers – to help you get a grip this winter

Tweet So the cold weather is officially with us, but does this stop us enjoying our sport- not a chance! Although it can be a little more taxing running up and down the pitch in the freezing cold, for many of us, leaving practice until the next season is not an option! Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, the cold weather has an effect on our performance especially where grip is concerned. In sports such as Rugby, Netball, Hockey and Racket Sports where a good firm grip is essential,... Read More

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Sports Therapist Chris Swallow joins Firstaid4sport as a Guest Blogger

Tweet We are excited to announce that Sport Therapist Chris Swallow will be joining our team and using his wealth of sports injury knowledge through some guest blog posts. Having had 6 years experience in the fitness industry, Chris works as a mobile sports massage and remedial therapist, working with both the general public and amateur sports. Chris specialises in treatments such as trigger point therapy, strapping and taping, postural assessments, rehabilitation and providing injury management procedures. Chris studied a BSc Hons Sports Massage and Exercise Therapy and Psychology at... Read More

Moo-ving for Macmillan – Firstaid4sport supporting the Moody Cows

Tweet FirstAid4Sport are continuing their support of the Moody Cows rugby 7’s team, as they travel to Dubai for the international 7’s tournament later this month. The Moody Cows is an invitational women’s rugby 7s team made up of players from women’s clubs across the country including Rosslyn Park, Saracens, Wasps, Richmond and Bristol to name a few. They have players from different parts of the world including Australia, Canada, Sweden, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Originally formed in 2004, the Moody Cows entered the first ever women’s tournament of... Read More

Lets talk about the weather.

Tweet 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 occur across many parts of the UK during November, December and January.” With earlier reports suggesting record-breaking snowfall as soon as 3 weeks from now, we could be in Winter Wonderland before we know it! And you know what... Read More

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Ice, Ice, Baby – Cryotherapy Treatment

Tweet Cryotherapy is the process of using cooling methods to treat and aid healing in soft tissue and is thought to be one of the most effective ways to treat a new injury. Research into cryotherapy has found that the cooling effects of ice on an injury and in particular damage to soft tissue can reduce the amount of swelling and inflammation, reduce pain and also speed up the healing process. When an injury occurs, tissues and blood vessels can become damaged or stretched and dying cells can cause these... Read More