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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 giving being the theme at this time of year, here at Firstaid4sport we have put together a guide of the top 10 gifts to give this Christmas to the injury prone person in your life.

Number 10 Several injuries can be prevented by stretching or strengthening your muscles. Resistance bands provide a smooth, progressive resistance throughout a full range of movement making them ideal for rehabilitating an injury. There are two different sets of resistance available, the higher resistance bands are more useful for building muscles.

Number 9 The Firstaid4sport Light Weight Strong Wobble Board is an ideal piece of equipment to help train your way back to full fitness. The board will help strengthen weak ankles and core muscles and helps add balance into every aspect of your sport.

Number 8 The Soothe-Away Herbal Heat Pack is a great gift to give this Christmas, the pack is great for those who often find themselves feeling sore after a matchday. The heat pack is 100% natural and contains no drugs or chemicals. Its treated wheat grains, dried lavender flowers and a secret selection of herbs can give you many hours of relief from aches and pains.

Number 7 Kinesiology Tape helps reduce inflammation, relieve pain and increase blood flow and several athletes will have used is before. Whether you’ve got a pain in your knee or you’re looking for extra stability and support in your ankle Kinesiology tape can do both. We currently stock a range of kinesiology tape including Mueller, Rocktape and SpiderTech.

Number 6 NAQI Massage Lotion is great gift for anyone who needs help in their recovery, we stock a wide range of lotions including Cool, Ultra, Light and Sport which all aid in different ways are available. NAQI Recovery Gel is also available as an ideal gift as it helps reduce muscle fatigue after physical activity.

Number 5 If you’ve experienced an injury you will have experiences, the love hate relationship that many athletes develop with ice. However, with our ice bags you will be able to provide instant relief and shape to fit you, and our completed with a durable non drip cap.

Number 4 Songbird Natural Sports Massage Wax is a premium quality massage wax which has been used by professionals for over 30 years. The natural sports massage wax is seen as the original massage wax. Originating from New Zealand, Songbird massage wax is now used all over the world by professional athletes, physiotherapists and osteopaths.

Number 3 The Firstaid4sport Taping Starter Kit has everything a beginner to taping needs to either treat or prevent an injury. The kit includes a roll of our 2.5cm x 13.7m Zinc Oxide Tape, two rolls of our 3.8cm x 13.7m Zinc Oxide Tape and a roll of our 7cm x 27m Underwrap, and all comes in one of our handy grab bags.

Number 2 The Firstaid4sport Personal First Aid Kit is a great gift for the injury prone person in your life. The kit includes everything needed to treat a range of small and minor injuries. Its small size means it easily fits in any kit bag on match days and with refill kits available online this gift is one that can last for a long time.

Number 1 The Hot/Cold Reusable Gel Pack with straps provides effective cooling or warming relief to muscles and joints. It is also ideal for relieving pain, reducing swelling and accelerating the healing process. These points make this the ideal gift for the player always on the side line. By offering both cooling and warming relief this pack is suitable for almost every injury and the strap can be adjusted to maximise comfort.