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Interview with Olympic Torch Bearer – Victoria Ganley

Tweet 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 and, despite the pain because I was poorly, I found I really enjoyed running. So when did you first get into running? My first run was the Great North Run then... Read More

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Boxing Guide

Tweet Boxing is a very confrontational and aggressive sport meaning injuries are inevitable. Head injuries are very common, making boxing an incredibly dangerous sport. Black eyes and cuts to the head, in particular the eyebrow bone, are very common and occur in nearly all professional match fights. Boxers also get a lot of injuries from body blows these result in cuts and bruises as well as cracked and broken ribs. Injury Prevention Boxing injuries are almost impossible to avoid as most of the damage is sustained through receiving blows to the... Read More

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Left out of the Olympics – The Selection Process

Tweet 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. Certain circumstances however have arisen through doubting the selection process after a number of athletes have both questioned and tried to appeal their non selection – only the rhythmic gymnastics team has been successful to appeal against... Read More

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KICK START YOUR SEASON

Tweet 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 important. STABILIZATION + STRENGTH = POWER These three factors are paramount when you want to produce functional power. Why? STABILIZATION: WEEKS 1 & 2: This phase of your training is by far the most important and often the phase most people leave out... Read More

Interview with an Olympic Torch Bearer

Tweet Victoria Ganley from Lincoln had the incredible experience of being an Olympic torch bearer and she kindly came to the Firstaid4sport offices the day after to tell us all about it. 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... Read More

25/06/2012
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PRICE Injury Protocol

Tweet PRICE – The protocol for immediate treatment of injury The PRICE regime (formally RICE) is a simple 5 step protocol that even somebody who is not trained in first aid can use to minimise the effects of immediate injury. The earlier the PRICE regime is adopted, the better. The PRICE regime should be used immediately when an injury has been sustained while further medical attention is being saught. If the patient experiences too much pain during this process, stop it immediately. “P” is for Protection – Protect the injured... Read More

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The Other Side of the London Marathon

Tweet 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 volunteers as well as having the positive of providing all equipment for volunteers, not needing to cart my plinth or towels from Lincolnshire down to London was something which I later realised was a great positive, after witnessing... Read More

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Head Injuries in Sport

Tweet Head InjuriesAll Head Injuries are potentially serious so it is important to assess them carefully. Head Injuries can cause impaired consciousness which is a state anything less than being fully conscious. Somebody can be fully awake(conscious) or completely unresponsive to any stimulus(unconscious) or they could be at any level between the two. The brain is composed of soft tissue in a hard rigid skull and any disturbance to its normal activity such as the brain being shaken inside the skull can affect a patient. Remember the ambulance service are... Read More

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Head Injuries in Sport

Tweet Head Injuries in Sport Head InjuriesAll Head Injuries are potentially serious so it is important to assess them carefully. Head Injuries can cause impaired consciousness which is a state anything less than being fully conscious. Somebody can be fully awake(conscious) or completely unresponsive to any stimulus(unconscious) or they could be at any level between the two. The brain is composed of soft tissue in a hard rigid skull and any disturbance to its normal activity such as the brain being shaken inside the skull can affect a patient. Remember... Read More

FIRED UP – Work your glutes to prevent injuries

Tweet In todays working enviroment and the increase in technology we have become more seditary, doing less manual jobs and spending more time sitting down infront of computer screens. How many of us that have these kinds of jobs suffer from chronic back and neck pain and struggle to lose weight even though we train hard and keep active? If this sounds familiar the answer to your problems may lay in correcting your posture rather than pounding the treadmill! Being sat down for eight hours or more a day not... Read More