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Cold Weather Exercise

As Winter rapidly approaches it is important to consider the possible risks of exercising in cold weather. Though there are risks associated with exercising in the cold…

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  • Swimming Injuries

    Swimming is often perceived as the safest sport to participate in as there is very little chance of injury. This belief is unfounded; injury is a real…

  • Preventing Racket Sport Injuries

    Racket sports such as tennis and squash require athletes to make a wide range of reaction movements including sprinting, reaching, jumping, lunging, changing directions and stopping &…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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:…

  • Sports First Aid – Initial Action

    Injuries in sport can vary widely and on occasions they can be of a very serious nature. In this situation it is essential to know what action…

  • 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…

  • 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….

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…