Injury Management

Need to know – Foam Rollers

Foam rollers are quickly becoming one of the most recognised and used recovery and self-massage tools in the world – and there are SO many reasons why. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What Is a Foam Roller? A foam roller is a cylindrical shaped, self-massage tool that aids to reduce muscular and myofascial restriction, general tension, fatigue, and soreness …

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Sports Recovery – WHY? And HOW?

Elite athletes know the importance of ensuring recovery is scheduled into their routines to ensure they allow their bodies to repair and recuperate before the next session. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ‘Rest and Recovery’ days are critical when it comes to sporting performance for many reasons: Physiological – The body needs time to adapt to the stress and …

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Cold Weather and Athletic Performance

There are many external factors that affect an athlete’s performance ability, Weather is one of the many environmental factors that can have a significant impact on an individual’s ability to perform at their best. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The feeling of being ‘cold’ is subjective to each individual, however these are the definitions; “cold” is refrigerator temperature (4˚C) …

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What is a Sports Trainer?

A sports trainer has an important job within a sporting team. It is often a requirement of the sport that a qualified sports trainer is present with a team to treat and aid in preventing injuries. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What is a Sports Trainer? If you have ever wondered what the individuals in Fluro shirts who run …

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