Injury Guides

Tuesday, 10 November 2015  |  Admin
How to Use a Foam Roller

Foam Rollers have seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years, and are no longer solely the domain of professional athletes and therapists. They can give relief from stiffness, aches and pains, and get you back to optimum fitness. Yet they are still not fully understood, and many people are unsure of how to use a foam roller best to recovery properly from exercise, warm up, cool down and more.

Monday, 2 November 2015  |  Admin
Knee Injuries Infographic - Everything You Need to Know

An injury to a joint is an athlete's worst nightmare – at best, your training regime is affected and at worst, you could be out indefinitely, unable to reach your previous levels. Needless to say, if you do suffer a knee injury, it is of paramount importance to ensure that you are doing all that you can to aid recovery. See our fantastic infographic to find out the dos and donts of knee injuries.

Friday, 16 October 2015
Pflexx: The Knee Support with a Difference

The Pflexx Knee Exerciser is a pioneer among knee braces and supports. Most knee supports are designed to do just that: support. They will hold the knee in place to prevent injuries caused by excess movement and may support specific parts of the knee such as the patella, ligaments or tendons. The Pflexx Knee Exerciser on the other hand is designed to strengthen the muscles around the knee as well as support, boosting strength and power in the key areas of the joint. This simple but revolutionary approach is now paving the way for knee rehabilitation products.

Thursday, 15 October 2015  |  Admin
Shock Doctor - Your Prescription for Protection

Injury is something that affects the vast majority of athletes at some point or other, but it is how you deal with that injury and move on that determines how successful you will be. That's where Shock Doctor comes in. Producing a range of protective equipment for a variety of sports and activities, their products are now used around the globe, and allow athletes to recover faster, prevent future injury and stay active during rehabilitation so that they can stay at the top of their game.

Friday, 2 October 2015  |  Admin
Cryotherapy - An Introduction

Floyd Mayweather regularly uses cryotherapy before and after his gruelling training sessions and maintains a 49-0 unbeaten record. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, arguably the most famous names in the NBA, also swear by cryotherapy to stay at the top of their game. Of course, taking an ice bath to aid recovery is nothing new, but targeted cryotherapy has now revolutionised cold temperature rehabilitation for amateurs and professionals alike. Plus, it is a lot more pleasant than an ice bath.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015  |  Admin
Tennis Elbow - An Introduction

Tennis Elbow is one of the most widespread, and annoying, injuries out there. We all know someone who has suffered from it, or have suffered from it ourselves. With as many as one in three of us feeling some discomfort from it at any one point, it is a good idea to know how best to prevent it or, failing that, treat it.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015  |  Admin
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - An Introduction

As many as one in three young adults experience knee pain at some point. One of the most common causes of this is Patellofemoral pain syndrome, which can also affect labourers and athletes, among others. It can have a negative effect on your quality of life, but luckily there are several ways the pain can be managed, or eliminated altogether.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015  |  Admin
ACL Tears - An Introduction

Something most sportsmen and women dread is an ACL Tear. If you feel a pop in your knee you immediately fear the worst. A serious, debilitating injury, it can put you out of action for months. But if you are sensible you can lessen the damage with proper treatment and help to prevent it happening again.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015  |  Admin
Groin Pulls - An Introduction

Athletes of all kinds are wary of groin pull, a potentially painful and debilitating injury. With the right treatment and exercises, though, the damage done and risk of re-injury can be severely reduced.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015  |  Admin
Shin Splints - An Introduction

It's the bane of a great number of runners and other athletes - Shin splints affects a lot of people with an active lifestyle and, if not dealt with correctly, can sideline you for an extended period of time.


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