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Thumb Taping - Thumb Strapping - Strap Thumb

Thumb Taping - Thumb Strapping - Strap Thumb
Health > Taping Techniques > Thumb Taping The following thumb taping techniques are designed to support the thumb and reduce stress on the thumb during activity. They can be used for both the treatment and prevention of thumb injuries. You should discuss the suitability of these thumb taping techniques with your physiotherapist prior to using them. What sort of tape should be used to tape my thumb? There are many different tapes and bandages available for use by physiotherapists and patients. Benefits of Thumb Taping When used correctly, thumb taping techniques can: Aid healing of thumb injuries. Indications for Thumb Taping It is generally beneficial to tape a thumb in the following instances: Following certain thumb injuries – Thumb taping may be beneficial following certain thumb injuries (such as a thumb sprain). When should I avoid Thumb Taping? Thumb taping should be avoided in the following instances: Thumb Taping Techniques Anchor Figure 1 – Anchor Side Loop Figure 2 – Side Loop Front Loop

Ankle Taping - Ankle Strapping Health > Taping Techniques > Ankle Taping The following ankle taping techniques are designed to support the ankle and reduce stress on the ankle during activity. They can be used for both the treatment and prevention of ankle injuries.You should discuss the suitability of these taping techniques with your physiotherapist prior to using them. Generally, they should only be applied provided they are comfortable and do not cause an increase in pain, discolouration, pins and needles, numbness or excessive redness of the foot and ankle. What sort of tape should be used to tape my ankle? There are many different tapes and bandages available for use by physiotherapists and patients. Benefits of Ankle Taping When used correctly, ankle taping techniques can: Indications for Ankle Taping It is generally beneficial to tape an ankle in the following instances: When should I avoid Ankle Taping? Ankle taping should be avoided in the following instances: Ankle Taping Techniques Anchor Figure 1 – Anchor Stirrups

Sports Coach :: Climate control: acclimatising to the heat Author: Lisa Yates, Sports Dietitian, The Coaches Edge Issue:Volume 27 Number 1 Exercising in hot, humid conditions when the body is not accustomed to it can place the body under great stress. The demand for circulation to working muscles, which are producing heat, overtakes the need for blood flow to the skin to transport heat away from the body. As a result, body temperature rises. Couple this with dehydration and the risks of heat illness, and poor performance increases. What is heat acclimatisation? The benefits of heat acclimatisation have been known for many years (Robinson 1967). What are the benefits of being heat acclimatised? Acclimatisation produces: Sweat sodium concentration is often lower after heat acclimatisation, producing a more dilute sweat (Nielsen et al. 1997) and perceived exertion during exercise in the heat is reduced (Cheung, McLellan and Teneglia 2000). How can coaches ‘climate control’ their athletes? Frequency of exercise Exercise duration Exercise intensity

Are sports drinks better than water when exercising? - Health & Wellbeing A: Sometimes, it depends on the individual situation Our expert: Profesor Louise Burke and Professor Clare Collins Published 21/07/2011 [Image source: iStockPhoto] Should you take a bottle of sports drink down to the gym when you do that hour's aerobics class? Well, whether you would benefit from consuming a sports drink depends on the events you are taking part in and your goals, says Professor Louise Burke of the Australian Institute of Sport. Sports drinks typically contain water and electrolytes (usually sodium and potassium) for rehydration and carbohydrates (as sugars) for energy. They were invented in the 60s to replenish fluid and provide extra fuel for intense sporting activity of a long duration (more than 90 minutes). "If you're in the gym pedalling to lose weight while you read a magazine, then you don't need a sports drink, just drink water," says Burke, who runs the nutrition program for the elite athletes at the institute. Do you need the carbs? Don't forget the sugar Use water:

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