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  • Sports First Aid Training

    Sports first aid training is essential for those who have contact with people within a sporting environment and have the potential to be required to administer first…

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  • Warm Up & Cool Down

    Warming up before and cooling down after exercise is an essential part of an exercise session. Whilst time spent warming up and cooling down may seem like…

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  • RICER Explained

    RICER means: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and Referral – these are essential elements for a quick recovery from injury.   R = Rest Rest reduces further damage….

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  • Why Buy Arnica Ointment?

    Arnica is herbaceous species, belonging to the sunflower family native to North America. It has long been used medically as it contains a toxin which can be…

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  • Treating Hamstring Injuries

    One of the most common sporting injuries is a strained or pulled hamstring especially in sprinting sports such as running, football and rugby. A hamstring strain is…

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  • Hot or Cold Therapy?

    Cold Therapy Cold therapy should be used for immediate treatment of acute injuries. Applying cold therapy to the injured area will reduced swelling and pain as well…

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  • Why and When to Tape

    Taping techniques are widely used in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Taping may be defined as the application of adhesive tape – EAB Tape…

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  • First Aid for Schools

    Under H&S legislation schools have to ensure that there are adequate and appropriate equipment and facilities for providing first aid for schools. The minimum first-aid provision is:…

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  • Sports Tape Techniques

    Firstaid.co.uk advises its customers to learn correct sports tape techniques to help the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. The nature of taping is utilising either…

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  • Ice Packs – FAQs

    Generally there are three types of Ice Packs used for sports injuries. Firstly there are Instant Cold Packs which last up for 30 minutes, secondly there are…

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  • First Aid For Children

    1) Introduction to First Aid for Children The Principles of first aid are the same whether it is a child or an adult being treated. That is…

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