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Football Guide

Tweet The Governing body for football, The Football Association is one of the largest in the country due to the numbers of participants in our national sport.  Football is a physically demanding sport that requires excellent strength, endurance and flexibility, for this reason injuries are very common especially when tackling or being tackled. Defining what should or should not be in a First Aid Kit, depends on your First Aid Training.  Firstaid4sport provides a range of |FOOTBALL FIRST AID KITS//CFIRSTAID300| that include products such as Zinc Oxide Tape, Blister Gel... Read More

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New rules on coloured sock tape for 2012 season

Tweet 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 came into place this season. Straight from the UEFA rulebook on kit; section 8.10 – “If tape or similar material is applied externally it must be the same colour as that part of the... Read More

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Cricket Guides

Tweet At any match First Aid should be provided but the ECB have difficulty in recommending exactly what should be in a kit because First Aid depends upon your level of training. Firstaid4sport produces a range of CRICKET FIRST AID KITS that Dr. Peter Gregory the former ECB Chief Medical Officer recommends. These kits cover all levels of First Aid Training. Cricket injuries can range from |bruising//AIG_bruising| to |broken fingers//AIG_brokenbones| to serious back problems, sometimes keeping a player out for a long period of time. The most common cricket injuries are... Read More

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KICK START YOUR SEASON: Part 2

Tweet We started with the Stabilization Phase now we are going to move on to the Strength Phase of our training. STRENGTH: WEEKS 3 & 4 This phase of your training is where we would concentrate on maximal strength and muscle hypertrophy building strength in the areas you most need it. We will be building strength exercise in with agility training to start to build a good base in preparation for our explosive power training. The first step of this programme is to warm up. Set 2 cones roughly 10... Read More

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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