Injury Guides

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

We all know that if you're hurt or injured, applying heat or ice to the area is supposed to help. This sounds simple at first, but the reality is that there's a huge amount of confusion surrounding the issue. When do you heat an area, and when do you cool it down? At Health and Care, we've put together a handy guide to help you know when to enjoy the heat, and when to chill out.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Part of the appeal of sports is that it can be so exciting and unpredictable. However, it does come with its unique set of risks. Everyone knows that the more active you are, the more likely injury will become, whether from an awkward fall or a bad turn or landing. Professional athletes in particular often endure all kinds of injuries, though not always in the most traditional manner. Here at Think Sport, we have compiled a list of some of the most unconventional injuries incurred by sportspeople, and how you can avoid making the same mistake.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

If you've never heard of foam rollers or if you just have no idea why you would want use one, your life is about to be turned upside down. Check out our short guide to some of the most popular foam rolling exercises you can do at home, all by yourself.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016
RockTape: Move Better, Move More

At one point or another, everyone has experienced some sort of pain, stiffness or inflammation as a result of a sports and exercise injury, or just from everyday wear and tear of the body. Likewise, everyone knows that feeling of instant relief you can feel from simply rubbing or placing pressure on the affected area.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Admin
iWALK This Way

Sports can be tough, and one thing that can quickly sideline you is injury. Injuries to the lower leg in particular can keep you off the pitch, the road or the track for a long time and really restrict your mobility. Many athletes or sportspeople will be all too familiar with crutches, and will probably not have the greatest memories of them.

Monday, 1 February 2016  |  Admin
Common Rugby Injuries

If you play sports, you inevitably have to deal with the side-effect of injury. Rugby, more than most sports, makes you particularly vulnerable to injury thanks to the many hard tackles, scrums and sudden changes of direction. Your knees, ankles, shoulders and more are all at risk, but these common rugby injuries can be dealt with, or prevented, by some of the products listed below

Monday, 1 February 2016  |  Admin
Running Injury Treatment

Running is great for your health. It can help you burn calories, lose weight, become aerobically fitter and reduce the chances of you contracting a whole range of conditions. With all the benefits, though, there are inevitably a few side-effects, chiefly injury. Running injuries can range from the standard aches, pains and soreness to more serious conditions affecting primarily the lower body. Luckily, there are lots of methods of running injury treatment that can help you recover from or prevent injury.

Friday, 13 November 2015  |  Admin
How to Use an Inversion Table

Inversion therapy, and inversion tables in particular, have been around some time know as a potential cure for a range of conditions, many relating to chronic back pain. Long-lasting back pain can affect people both in their work life and in any sporting endeavours they may undertake, so finding a solution to this would obviously be an attractive prospect. Despite this, many people are still unaware of the range of benefits that inversion tables can cause, and even if they are curious, they are still not sure how to use an inversion table.

Thursday, 12 November 2015  |  Admin
Benefits Of Inversion Tables

Lower back pain is one of the most widespread, and often debilitating conditions around. It is something that affects millions of people all over the world every day, and can have various causes such as a trapped nerve, or compressed discs in the vertebrae. This can drastically affect peoples' quality of life, and make it difficult to focus on even everyday activities, much less properly compete in any sports. You may have to take time off work, and if you can't afford to do so, there's no alternative but to grin and bear it. You may be a sportsman forced to miss important matches. But thanks to the benefits of inversion tables, it doesn't have to be this way.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015  |  Admin
Foam Rollers for Your Hamstrings

Foam Rollers, as have been discussed in previous articles, are excellent tools for relieving aches, pains and stiffness. If you have an active lifestyle then you're likely to experience some of the unfortunate side effects of this. Stiff, sore muscles can reduce your performance and leave you unwilling to train as frequently or as hard, and can make you more susceptible to injury.


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