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Which taping or strapping do I choose?

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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, or a person.

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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 […]

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RFU Regulations – a snapshot guide to providing First Aid in Rugby

All rugby clubs, no matter what size or level have a responsibility for the health and safety of people who use and have access to the Club’s facilities. It is possible that during any rugby activity, players, coaches, officials and spectators may suffer injury or sudden illness. To ensure a safe environment in which Rugby […]

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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 […]

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