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    Which taping or strapping do I choose?

    It’s the age old question. You suffer an injury and want to avoid further damage but you don’t want to give up participating in your favourite sport. So what taping do you use? What is going to work best? And which will make sure you’re protected? Well do not fear any longer bec
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  • First Aid Kits

    First Aid Kit Maintenance Checklist

    A first aid kit is something you never want to need, but when you do need it is very important that all your first aid content is sterile, in date and undamaged. Out of date sterile goods can cause infection, water bottles can harbor mold and bacteria, and fragile items can become damaged in storage
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  • Guides

    Ligaments and Tendon Injuries Explained

    The two injuries are very alike, and this is what causes a confusing overlap between the two. A simple way to destining between the two is that a tendon attaches a muscle to bone whereas a ligament attaches bone to bone.   However, both injuries have similar symptoms, and this is what causes most
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    A Guide To Calf Strains

    A calf strain is an injury which occurs when the muscle at the back of the lower leg becomes damaged or inflamed due to excessive strain or force being placed on the calf muscle. The most common cause of a calf strain is through overuse of the muscle, particularly in sports which involve a high
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  • Guides

    A Guide to Purchasing your Knee Brace

    Buying a Knee brace be it your first or a replacement is a daunting process. Knee braces come in several different shapes and sizes, as well as offering different levels of support it is difficult to be sure what brace is right for you and your injury. Therefore, here at Firsatid4sport we have prod
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  • Guides

    Hand Wrap for Boxing & MMA

    The reason which fighters wrap their hands is obvious, it protects their hands. Hands are made up of several delicate joints and bones which can be easily damaged when training or competing. The wrap is used to stabilise the delicate bones and joints and prevent movement when punching a bag, a pad,
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  • First Aid Kits

    Who we are, our beliefs and ethos.

    The concept of Firstaid4sport was born after our Director Gemma was playing in a hockey match where a player was injured, and they were unable to find the first aid kit as it was hidden among the team’s black kits bags. Once it was found Gemma realised that the contents of the kit were no good
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Wobble Board Guide

    Standing Balance Test (Easy) Stand on the wobble board with your feet shoulder width apart and push the front of the board down towards the ground by flexing your feet forward, aim to get the lip of the board as close to the ground as you can without letting it touch the floor. Proceed to roll the b
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Making the most of your Kinesiology Tape

    Kinesiology Tape, when applied correctly, should last 5 to 7 days, so unfortunately, there will come a time when you need to be brave and remove that tape, just like pulling off a plaster. Sometimes activity and movement can loosen the adhesive and the tape starts to peel at the edges, other times t
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  • Injury Guide

    How to fit the Donjoy Armor

    There is no doubting that the Donjoy Armor is an amazing piece of kit is invaluable for ACL injuries. However, it can seem awkward to fit at first. This video takes you through the fitting process that you would go through if you booked a fitting with us. This video covers: How to measure before yo
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  • Guides

    Knee Brace Hinges

    Choosing a knee brace can be difficult and confusing. Lots of technical language is thrown around with little or no explanation of what it actually means, or advice on which would really work best for you and your injuries. Hinged knee braces provide the best support, however, did you know that ther
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    7 Reasons why we Love Kinesiology Tape

    Kinesiology tape is one of our most popular products, however, you may be thinking what actually is it? Or, how can I use it? Keep reading to find out; It is proven to work – kinesiology tape has had significant research done to prove that it accelerates the healing process for a range of inju
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  • Injury Guide

    Knee Braces for Horse Riding

    Anyone who horse rides will know just how hard the sport is on your knees. However, the logistics of the sport makes protecting the knees very difficult with problems such as tight fitting clothing, the need for a complete range of motion, and most importantly the fact that most of us would rather s
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  • Injury Guide

    Hot and Cold Therapy. Which one to use, and when?

    Confused about whether to use hot or cold therapy? We make it easy. The hot vs cold therapy debate can seem complicated, so here are 4 simple rules to follow: Cold Therapy DO - Use Cold Therapy immediately after an injury to reduce swelling and inflammation. DON'T - Use Cold Therapy on stiff m
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  • Interviews

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the Hobbledehoo

    We spoke to Melvyn Prior about all things Hobbledehoo! The Hobbledehoo Active Kids Harness is a brand new product to provide a suitable harness for holding, grabbing or picking up your child. Designed by parents initially as a skiing harness for children the Hobbledehoo Active Harness has a mul
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  • Guides

    Top 10 Gifts for the Injury Prone Athlete

    We all have that one friend or team mate who is constantly suffering an injury or ruled out for a season. Well Christmas is nearly here and isnt it time that we stopped making fun of their injury prone ways? Maybe not. But the injury prone athletes need Christmas gifts too! So here is our top ten pi
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  • Products

    Christmas Gift Ideas

    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 o
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  • Products

    That's a wrap! - Taping your hands for Boxing/MMA

    The purpose of the hand wrap is simple, to protect the fighter’s hands and hand injuries put boxers out of action more than any other injury! The hands are up made of many delicate joints and bones that can easily be damaged when punching either training or during a fight. The purpose of the h
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Protecting your smile - The use of mouthguards

    The English have a bad enough reputation when it comes to their teeth without adding to this by participating in contact sport without a mouthguard. The American Dental Association in a 2007 survey showed injury risk to be 1.6-1.9 times higher for athletes who didn’t wear a mouthguard compared to th
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  • Products

    Sports First Aid Kits

    Accidents will happen. Everbody knows that it is important to have a first aid kit handy whether you are at home, at work, on holiday or pursuing a leisure activity. The nature of sports injuries is that they can be minor or very severe. Also the nature of sports injuries is that it is often diffi
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  • News

    British standard workplace First Aid Kits

    June 2011 saw the introduction of a British Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits. So, nearly nine years on what are the current standards for workplace First Aid Kits in Britain. The standards for workplace first aid vary from different industries to how many employees are to be looked after the k
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  • Injury Guide

    Can I wear a knee support while playing football?

    Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries in football and can be caused by crunching tackles or the fast-paced cutting and turning manoeuvres carried out by players. So, to be more confident in your joint's stability and to get back on the pitch as soon as possible many people will wear a kn
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  • Products

    Pain Relief Product Guide

    When it comes to treating pain there are multiple options available. So, what are the essential items that teams, clinics or individuals can use to most effectively treat pain. The type of pain relief you need to use is dependant on the type of pain you’re experiencing. However, we do advise
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  • Products

    Ear Taping Guide & Video

    This ear taping guide is used to prevent cauliflower ears in rugby and requires one roll of tape and one roll of bandage and shears to follow the step below. Using: 2.5cm or 3.8cm Zinc Oxide Tape 5cm Crepe Bandage Bandage Shears Step 1 Wrap crepe bandage around the head two or three times and tigh
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  • Products

    Gluteal Unloading Taping Guide & Video

    This gluteal unloading taping technique is used for tight or a light strain towards the gluteal muscles and for lower back pain, you will need one kind of tape to follow these four steps. Using: 3.8cm Zinc Oxide Tape Step 1 Firstly, tape from the bottom, to the top of the mid line of the glutes. &
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  • Products

    Why you need to use Resistance Bands in your workout

    These popular pieces of training equipment are flexible bands available in a range of shapes, sizes and colours all providing a differing level of resistance. When it comes to versatility and value for money, not many other pieces of equipment come close to resistance bands.   Resistance bands
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  • Guides

    Taping Guide App

    Firstaid4sport show you how the pros tape up a sports injury and stay in the game with this comprehensive Taping Guide. 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 iPad when you need it most - at the pi
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  • Guides

    Kinesiology Taping Guide App

    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 l
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    cbd and drug testing (Will you test positive?)

    cbd (cannabidiol) is taking over the world’s market for natural wellness remedies. It has been suggested that cbd could be used to benefit a number of different issues and help maintain and support an active lifestyle. However, with so much growing support for the use of cbd for athletes, ther
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  • News

    A Guide to Knee Brace Hinges

    Choosing the correct knee brace can be a difficult process, with a lot of technical language and five different types of hinges available on braces, its understandable to need some guidance on choosing the correct knee brace.    With five different hinges, some guidance is also needed to learn ex
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Should I be using tape?

    Have you sustained an injury recently and are you unsure of whether or not you should be using tape, there are a number of benefits of using tape, but you must be fully aware of the injury you have sustained before applying any tape.  If you are unsure of whether you should be applying tape or
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  • Guides

    Five Most Common Skiing Injuries

    With the clock going back, the temperatures dropping and Christmas around the corner thousands of people will be itching to grab their skis and head for the slopes. However, with skiing there are risks and a likelihood of injury.   So ahead of your trip this year be sure you know the five most
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  • Guides

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear Guide

    An ACL tear is a common sports injury affecting the knee and is characterised by the tearing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which is an important structural stabiliser for the knee. A ligament is a strong bond of connective tissue which attaches bone to bone, the ACL is situated within the knee
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  • Products

    Complete Tape Guide

    Here at Firstaid4sport we sell a range of tapes, however it is important to know exactly what tape you need, so we have compiled this guide to each of the tapes we sell and how each tape can be utilised to help you. Firstaid4sport Tear Light MAX EAB Tape Our Tear Light MAX EAB Tape has been designed
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Premium Tan Zinc Oxide Tape: All you need to know

    Here at Firstaid4sport we sell several types of tape. However, our Premium Tan Zinc Oxide tape is one of our favourites. But if you aren’t aware of what premium zinc oxide tape is, well this guide will show not only what it is but how and why to use it. What is Premium Tan Zin Oxide Tape? Prem
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  • Guides

    Kinesiology Tape: What it is and why to use it?

    Kinesiology Tape is used throughout the sporting world and is easily recognisable, it’s the bright strips of tape seen on knees, shoulders and backs. It is applied to the body to reduce pain, provide support, reduce swelling and improve performance all without restricting movement. Kinesiolog
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  • Injury Guide

    That's a wrap! - Taping your hands for Boxing/MMA

    The purpose of the hand wrap is simple, to protect the fighter’s hands and hand injuries put boxers out of action more than any other injury! The hands are up made of many delicate joints and bones that can easily be damaged when punching either training or during a fight. The purpose of the h
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  • News

    What First Aid Equipment is needed in cricket?

    The start of the cricket season is just around the corner, meaning that first aid cover will be required at cricket grounds all over the country each weekend. But what first aid equipment is required to provide effective care and support. The ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs
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  • First Aid Kits

    What first aid equipment do you need for a football team?

    The new football season is just around the corner and first aid provision will be top of the agenda for many managers and coaches. Injury can plague a team, both in terms of having players out of action but also the risk of old injuries reoccurring, so ensuring you have the correct first aid equipm
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  • News

    What to keep in your Bum Bag on matchday?

    Injuries can happen at anytime and will vary from simple and quick fixes to more serious issues, but to combat the need for fast and effective assistance physiotherapists, especially in rugby will use a bum bag to carry supplies and keep both their hands free. By keeping your hands free a bum bag me
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  • Guides

    Wobble Board Exercise Guide

    The light weight strong wobble board is ideal to train your way back to full fitness and to integrate balance into every aspect of sports performance and rehabilitation. This Balance Board is perfect for strengthening weak ankles and your core muscles and here are some exercises which you can do w
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  • Foot and Toe Injuries

    How to treat Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fascia is the name for the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and through overuse can very easily have micro tearing at the point of attachment to cause an excruciating heel pain. The pain caused by this tearing can begin to disappear on its
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  • Guides

    J Taping Step-by-Step Guide & Video

    This J Taping step-by-step guide shows you how to protect the ACL ligament in the knee midway through rehabilitation and to prevent injury of it from reoccurring. Using: 2.5cm Zinc Oxide Tape 5cm EAB Step 1 Perform an anchor above and below the knee. Step 2 To perform the 'J' shape, tape down fro
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  • Ankle Injuries

    High Dye Taping Step-by-Step Guide & Vidoe

    This High Dye taping guide shows you how to prevent plantar fasciitis pain, repeated ankle sprains, ankle tendinitis, shin splints, fallen arches or calcaneal bursitis. You will need a single roll of tape to follow the four steps in this guide.  Using: 2.5cm Zinc Oxide Tape Step 1 An anchor i
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  • Guides

    Medial Ligament Taping Step-by-Step Guide & Video

    This taping guide will show you how to provides support to the medial collateral ligament following injury or to support unstable knees, you will need two kinds of tape and there are seven steps in this guide. Using: 2.5cm Zinc Oxide Tape 5cm EAB Step 1 Apply two anchors of zinc oxide above and be
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  • Guides

    AC Joint Separation Step-by-Step Taping Guide & Video

    Welcome to our AC Joint Separation step-by-step taping guide, in this guide you will require just two tapes to follow the three steps in this guide. Using: 3.8cm Zinc Oxide Tape Dressing fixing tape Applied to prevent acromio clavicular pain, visible separation or limited shoulder range of movemen
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    A Guide to Shin Splints

    Shin splints are a pain experienced in the front of the lower leg or shin, they are common amongst runners and those who put weight on their legs during extended physical activity. It is best to avoid physical activity such as running until the injury has fully recovered. Shin splints are often cau
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Best Knee Braces for Horse Riding

    Injuries are part and parcel of taking part in sport, and those who ride horse will know exactly how hard the sport can be on your knees. The logistics of horse riding make protecting your knees difficult, such as the tight fit clothing and the need for a complete range of motion. Knee’s are d
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    A Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is pressure on a nerve in your wrist. It causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand and fingers. There are several symptoms and causes and of carpal tunnel syndrome however it can be treated at home. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Triathlon Tips

    Taking parting in any triathlon is a daunting process, with three different disciplines to plan for and the idea of competing against a number of other athletes. So, we have decided to try and give you a helping hand on your journey to completing a triathlon. Planning, practicing your shifts and kn
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  • Products

    Top 10 gifts for an injury prone athlete

    Everyone reading this guide will know a teammate or friend who’s constantly suffering from injuries and ruling themselves out for the weekend ahead, and if you’ve been unlucky enough to draw this person for Secret Santa then this guise will help you find them the perfect gift. With givi
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  • Guides

    Electrotherapy and TENS

    Electrotherapy and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is the electrical stimulation of the body in which currents are passed through the body to stimulate nerves and muscles, especially in treatments of various forms of paralysis. Electrotherapy uses a low voltage electrical curr
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Cryotherapy The extreme cold therapy treatment

    The term Cryotherapy is more popular than ever, being used by several athletes and medical professionals but if it’s a term you are not familiar with and you want to learn what it means, the benefits and why it is so popular. Well, read on. What is Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is an upgrade of the
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  • News

    The Origin of Pro Wrap, the UK's Original Boxing Hand Gauze

    Pro Wrap is our very own boxing cotton hand gauze made from 100% cotton and a unique design meaning it has no elasticity in its length but does in its width. However, the story behind the creation of our pro wrap is like no other. In 2009 the late Dean Powell, a boxing trainer who had worked with pr
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Get Ready for Ski Season with Firstaid4sport

    With just 11 weeks until Christmas the ski season is fast approaching meaning you need to get your boots dusted off, your winter clothes sorted but most importantly make sure you are protected when you are on the piste. Skiing is an adrenaline fuelled, dangerous and difficult sport but that&rsq
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    What is Cohesive Bandage and what can I use it for?

    Cohesive bandage is a type of bandage that coheres to itself but doesn’t adhere well to skin, hair or other materials. This makes it an ideal solution for any taping job that requires tape to be wrapped around a limb without the commonly associated pain of waxing the hair off your skin wh
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  • Guides

    Knowing Your Tapes

    Here at Firstaid4sport we sell a tape for every sport. However, how do you know which tape is suitable for what job? We have put together this helpful guide to highlight the different types of tape that we sell, and how each one could be utilised to help you. Kinesiology Tape This is often known as
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    To Tape or not to Tape?

    Are you unsure when you should and shouldn’t be using tape? If so then you are not alone. So here at Firstaid4sport we have put together this helpful guide to aid you in deciding when to tape and when is best to avoid taping. You may already be aware of the benefits associated with using sport
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  • Products

    What is Kinesiology Tape?

    Have you seen all that bright tape on sporting athletes? ever wondered what it does? Kinesio tape is a highly specialised therapeutic tape designed to facilitate, inhibit and promote lymph drainage. Its properties can be utilised to optimise rehabilitation and encourage 'good' movement patterns foll
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Electrotherapy

    Electrotherapy is defined as - the use of electric currents passed through the body to stimulate nerves and muscles, chiefly in the treatment of various forms of paralysis. Electric stimulation devices such as Compex have been shown to speed u recovery time in athletes and are medical-grade devices
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  • Products

    Winter Training - Don't Lose Grip

    What are grip enhancers? Grip sprays can be used on hands when taking part in many different sports, one example being Rugby where for many years players have been using Mueller Stickum Grip spray. The use of grip enhancers have been even more popular since the use of gloves became fashionable, only
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    Cricket Clubmark – What First Aid Equipment do you need?

    ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme. ECB Clubmark shows that a club is well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe,
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  • Products

    Zinc Oxide Tape – All you need to know

    Here at Firstaid4sport we sell a lot of taping products. However, it’s no secret that Zinc Oxide tape is our favourite kind of tape! But why I hear you ask? Well here is your guide to what Zinc Oxide is, and how you can use it. Zinc Oxide is a rigid cotton sports tape, characterised by its strong
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Skiing Knee Brace Guide

    Which is the best knee brace for skiing? Because of the specific stresses and strains that skiing excerpts on the knee, we can significantly narrow down our range of knee braces to suit skiing. Here are our top 5 skiing knee braces |Donjoy Armour//PDJ99| This is the best skiing knee brace we have tr
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    Our sports first aid kits are the best! Find out why.

    Welcome to the NEW Firstaid4sport Blog Hello and welcome to the Firstaid4sport Blog where we be discussing all our exploits, and offering advice and guidance on products and injury management First of all, we would like you to get to know more bout Firstaid4sport, what we stand for and what we are a
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  • News

    British Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits

    British Standard 8599-1 for Workplace First Aid Kits June 2011 saw the introduction of a British Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits. Despite many EU states having a national standard for workplace first aid kits, until June 2011 the UK did not. The BHTA guidelines for 10, 20 and 50 people, establ
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  • Health and Wellbeing

    How to prevent and treat Blisters

    Blisters are a very common complaint in sport, particularly at this time of the year with the start of the new season approaching and the ground is still relatively hard. This article talks about how to prevent, treat and care for blisters caused by sport. What is a blister? A blister is a fluid fil
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  • Guides

    Grip Enhancers - to help you get a grip this winter

    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
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  • Guides

    Strapping & Taping Guide

    Strapping and TapingStrapping and Tape should only be applied by those who are trained in there use.There are different types of Strapping and Tape and the application of these range from simple to very technical.To put it into perspective the application of a stretchy bandage to reduce swelling on
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