Rugby is a physically demanding sport, requiring fit, strong, agile players that can take part in powerful play. As you progress within the sport, the likelihood of sustaining an injury in play also increases, as a result of the amount of contact involved. We’ve put together a guide of when injuries are most likely to […]
Painkillers are often prescribed in the treatment of sporting injuries, but there are many people out there who do not like to use them, especially when it comes to their children. Painkillers can be extremely addictive, and can cause debilitating side effects. For some children, such as those who suffer from chronic and paralysing discomfort, […]
As a sport, cricket has evolved dramatically from test and one-day matches of old. There are now versions such as Twenty-Twenty, a much more fast and furious version of the age-old English tradition. Whichever version of the sport that is played, the injury risks are essentially the same; strains, sprains and stress injuries are quite […]
The weather may still be a little drizzly out there, but spring is here and the sun will come out tomorrow… maybe. It’s therefore time to prepare yourself for the warmer weather and adjust your training programme accordingly because it’s better to be safe than sorry. That’s why we’ve compiled the best advice to consider […]
A general guideline that has always been endorsed to follow is to apply cold in the early stage of most injuries and then to apply heat later. But we can give you the full lowdown on why, and how this will benefit your injury.
There is a sports injury-related question that always lives on; how long should I ice an injury? From a young age, we are taught to ice an injury, as this helps reduce swelling on the affected area. But for how long? A report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine cautions against keeping bags […]
Following any major surgery, such as knee-replacement, requires well-respected recovery periods that are adhered to until the very end.
If you are looking to further increase your knowledge on stretching and its benefits across a sport, health and fitness then you need to know about both static stretches and their dynamic counterparts.
Long gone are the days when a quick touch of the toes and a reach for the sky would suffice for the habitual post-run routine. Thankfully, those interested in running are far more educated on other elements that can be drawn in to make their sport more beneficial, as well as helping to keep them […]
It’s not just those who are pounding the pavements, training for their next marathon, or those eating up the miles on the bike that suffer from injuries. Obviously, running is a high-impact exercise, and sports that require running are also in this bracket too, while cycling is classed as low-impact, which swimming is classified as, […]