RUGBY | 4 STEPS TO TREAT INJURED AREA POPULARLY

Taking care of yourself is something that players need to make a habit of, especially when operating in positions that involve a lot of contact. Here are some key tips that will help you look after yourself on the pitch.

RUGBY | 4 STEPS TO TREAT INJURED AREA POPULARLY

DURING THE GAME

You might sometimes pick up an injury during the course of the game and not want to go off. We certainly advise you to use them:

ICE BAG
A solution that can help you stay on the pitch. An essential item in any physio's bag. Can take away the pain of a heavy blow or bruise. Large mouth and can accommodate a lot of ice and cold water

RUGBY | 4 STEPS TO TREAT INJURED AREA POPULARLY
RUGBY | 4 STEPS TO TREAT INJURED AREA POPULARLY

AFTER THE GAME

RUGBY | 4 STEPS TO TREAT INJURED AREA POPULARLY

GETTING FIT AGAIN

Our best advice for getting fit again is to use the R.I.C.E. method. Promoted by health and rehabilitation experts, R.I.C.E. involves four essential phases in recovering from minor injuries. It is a fairly simple process:

REST
Step 1:
Allow the affected area to rest.

ICE
Step 2:
You should try to get ice on the affected almost as soon as you start resting it.
It helps with the initial recovery and prevents the muscle from becoming too inflamed.

COMPRESSION
Step 3:
Compression has a big part to play in preventing the affected area from swelling.
It helps create the conditions that aid recovery.

ELEVATION
Step 4:
Keeping the injured body part raised will help it recover.
Can help reduce swelling.
Remember to elevate the affected area as soon as you sit or lie down.