One Touch - Joel Selwood

One-Touch – The Ultimate AFL Football Training Aid

one touch football training aid Woweee !! … Okay, Okay, Okay … I’m going to admit it straight off the bat, I’m really impressed with this new Football Training Aid, called the “One- Touch“. 

Every now and then there is a product that comes along that revolutionizes how AFL Football Skills Training is done, and the “one touch” takes skills training to a whole new level.

It’s even endorsed by Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood! and will super popular with players and football clubs. 

But I can talk all day about it, and your best to see it for yourself in the video below…  and is available here at SportStrap. :

Shop for the One-Touch Football Training Aid

Its available at SportStrap.com.au, in a range of sizes for both Junior (synthetic) and Senior (leather) footballers. 

All players strive to become a one touch player, and this training aid will certainly assist players training to be cleaner, faster and stronger … especially after fatigue sets in.

The One Touch is perfect for improving the following:

  • One Touch - Joel SelwoodHand/Eye co-ordination
  • Sharpens Reflexes
  • Agility & Speed
  • Strength
  • Confidence
  • Fitness

I’m really excited to introduce the One-Touch to you, and I know its going to be really popular with our SportStrap community.

So don’t miss out on this game-changing football training equipment.

Shop for the One-Touch Football Training Aid


Kinesiology Tape a Corked Thigh

How to Kinesiology Tape a Corked Thigh Muscle

Back by popular demand from our customers, after our successful “How to Strap” series, SportStrap is proud to announce…

The SportStrap “How to Kinesiology Tape” video training series.

Yes thats right… We have just produced 18 awesome videos, covering 16 different kinesiology tape injury applications, from “corked thigh“, “shoulder pain”, “ankle sprains”, through to “shin splints” and much more… all with in-depth video instructions.

Corked Thigh Injury

Corked ThighToday, we will focus on how you can assist the healing of a Corked Thigh with Doctor K kinesiology tape.

Typically a corked thigh is a very common injury in contact sports. Usually involving a solid impact to the quadricep/thigh muscle, via a stray “knee” to the muscle during a tackle or something similar.

This type of solid impact, causes significant bleeding to the muscle, and femur in severe cases.

I would like to share video #1 in the Doctor K series, where experienced physiotherapist and kinesiology taping expert Adam Collyer, from MCPhysio, demonstrates an excellent corked thigh treatment with Kinesiology Tape that assists healing by in removing swelling and fluid.

Great technique to Kinesiology Tape a Corked Thigh


 

So… what are the symptoms of a corked thigh?

Corked Thigh symptoms are normally quite obvious, and include:

  • Localized pain at the site of the quadricep muscle impact
  • Swelling and thigh bruising in the impact area
  • Reduced power and reduced range of movement

Corked Thigh Treatment

As with all injuries of this nature, it is recommended that you seek professional care to get a proper assessment, but generally speaking a corked thigh treatment normally consists of the following:

First 48 hrs:

  • Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (minimize & stop the internal bleeding, swelling and bruising).

After first 48 hrs:

  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Massage
  • Heat
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication (ibuprofen)
  • Light stretching and Progressive Injury Exercise
  • Electrotherapy

What items do you need to Kinesiology Tape a Corked Thigh?

To get your Kinesiology Taping application off to a great start you are going to need the following items:

Doctor K Kinesiology Tape

Doctor K Kinesiology Tape 50mm x 5 m

Lister Scissors (Optional)

Lister Scissors

 

Alternative items you may wish to use:

When your Kinesio Tape a large thigh contusion, there is an alternative in the Doctor K Kinesiology range, which can make application easier.
 
Checkout this Kinesiolgy Tape Thigh Pre-Cut Support, where its already pre-cut, and ready to apply… simply peal the backing off and apply as you go.
 

Kinesiology Precut Thigh Support

Kinesiology Precut Thigh Support

 

What preparation is required to Tape a Corked Quad correctly?

When applying any kinesiology tape, it is important that you prepare the skin and tape ready for the application, to get the best adhesion.

Here are a few tips:

  • Measure and Pre-cut the tape to the correct length
  • Cut tape length ways, approximately 80% of the length of the tape, creating 3 leg strips (as shown in video)
  • Pre-tear tape backing to create an attachment tab
  • Fold and peal backing, and fold a tab ready for peeling
  • Ensure the skin is clean, and free of moisturizer, lotions, excessive sweat or oils
  • Remove excessive hair, if any.

Here are a few tips for after application:

  • Be careful when dressing or undressing that clothing doesn’t catch and roll up the application
  • After showering, pat dry the application with a towel instead of rubbing
  • Covering the application with Tubular bandage can assist in protecting the application in high wear conditions

What is the Correct Tape Tension?

During this kinesiology tape application it is important to apply the tape with the correct tension.

Here are our tips to a better application:

  • The tail of the tape, and strip ends of the tape, is to be applied with no tension
  • The mid section of the strip ends is to be applied with 25% tension in a slight fan shape
  • Ensure you fan the strips slightly

 

Did this Article Help?

In Australia, and for that matter world wide, Kinesiology Taping is a fast growing injury treatment technique, assisting athletes with faster injury recovery, back to peak performance.

It is our aim to bring to our customers the most up-to-date sport medical techniques.

I would love to know if this article and video helped, and please let me know what other sports medical topics you would like us to cover in the future.

Have a most outstanding day,

Cade Arnel

SportStrap.com.au ©2014

 

Dr K Kinesiology Tape launches and we have exclusives for you

SportStrap’s new Kinesiology Tape is out today and our Kinesiology customers are happy campers!

Dr K Kinesiology TapeNormally we reserve this space on our blog to teach sports medical techniques, to help prevent or recover from injuries, but today I’ve got some rather exciting news to share.

Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Kinesiology taping therapy has become one of the fastest growing injury and pain reliefs treatments in Australia.

kinesiology at the olympics

But after speaking with some Kinesiology users recently, the most common feedback is that the cost of premium Kinesiology Tape in Australia is one of the biggest draw backs.

Less than 20 dollarsSure, its a must to use premium quality tape, but paying $20+ a roll, or $15+ for a precut is just plain…

Wrong…

WRoong…

WRRONNG!

So we decided to be like men on a mission, to introduce one of the best premium grade kinesiology tape on the market, that kinesio tape users can get their hands on, and keep money in their pocket.

Hence Dr K Kinesiology Tape was born.

SportStrap have now launched 10 new Kinesiology Tape products, and for all SportStrap customers we are exclusively offering

“Buy 2 + Get 1 Free”

Dr K Kinesiology Tape

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $35.90
Thats a crazy $11.95 per roll

Dr K Kinesiology Tape Rolls

The backbone of our new range is premium grade kinesiology tape, that is specifically engineered for the following uses:

  • Protection and support of the joint and ligaments
  • Reduction of pain
  • Muscle recovery and injury prevention
  • Speedy healing with increased blood circulatory flow
  • Reducing bruising and inflammation

And Dr K has all of the properties that would expect of a high grade kinesio tape, such as:

  • Good elasticity (160%).
  • Life time: 3-5 days (depending on usage).
  • High Grade Cotton Fabric (breatheable).
  • 100% acrylic, hypoallergenic adhesive (Latex free) to minimize allergies.
  • Superior Adhesion, Minimal Irritation (scientifically formulated for sensitive or fragile skin).
  • Tape is water resistant.

 

Dr K Ankle Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $28.40
Thats a crazy $9.45 each

Dr K Ankle Precut Support

The Dr K ankle kinesiology support is professionally designed to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the ankle, achilles and calf muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Sprained ankle rehabilitation
  • Ankle pain relief
  • Assisting with shin splints
  • Ankle instability or weak ankles
  • Postoperative recovery for the ankle or achilles.
  • Arthritis related ankle pain

 

Dr K Back Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $22.40
Thats a crazy $7.45 each

Dr K Back Precut Support

The Dr K back kinesiology support is specifically engineered to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the lower to mid back muscles and joints.

The most common uses are:

  • Arthritis related back pain
  • Joint strain
  • Disc injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Muscle spasms in the back
  • Back pain relief

 

Dr K Foot Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $28.40
Thats a crazy $9.45 each

Dr K Foot Precut Support

The Dr K foot kinesiology support is professionally designed to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the foot muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Strained foot muscles rehabilitation
  • Weak foot muscles
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Postoperative recovery
  • Foot pain relief
  • Assisting with foot muscle spasms
  • Assisting with shin splints

 

Dr K Shoulder Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $28.40
Thats a crazy $9.45 each

Dr K Shoulder Precut Support

The Dr K shoulder kinesiology support is professionally engineered to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the shoulder muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Reduces shoulder pain
  • Increases shoulder support while still being able to move freely
  • Restoration of normal shoulder muscle activation
  • Improved feedback and timing of muscles stabilizing the shoulder
  • Aids in the prevention of further injury
  • Provides protection during healing.

 

Dr K Hamstring Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $22.40
Thats a crazy $7.45 each

Dr K Hamstring Precut Support

The Dr K hamstring kinesiology support is professionally designed to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the hamstring muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Strained hamstring rehabilitation
  • Weak hamstrings
  • Traction enthesopathies
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Postoperative recovery
  • Hamstring pain relief

 

Dr K Knee Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $28.40
Thats a crazy $9.45 each

Dr K Knee Precut Support

The Dr K knee kinesiology support is professionally formulated to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the knee joint & muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Strained knee rehabilitation
  • Patellar tendinopathies
  • Patello-femoral joint instability
  • Ligament strains
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Meniscal degeneration pain

 

Dr K Groin Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $22.40
Thats a crazy $7.45 each

Dr K Groin Precut Support

The Dr K groin/thigh kinesiology support is engineered to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the groin and thigh muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Strained thigh rehabilitation
  • Groin pulls
  • Weak adductors
  • Torn adductors
  • Muscle imbalance

 

Dr K Elbow Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $22.40
Thats a crazy $7.45 each

Dr K Elbow Precut Support

The Dr K elbow kinesiology support is professionally designed to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the elbow joint and muscles.

The most common uses are:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Muscle strain
  • Post operative elbow surgery

 

Dr K Wrist Precut Support

BUY 2 + GET 1 FREE = $22.40
Thats a crazy $7.45 each

Dr K Wrist Precut Support

The Dr K wrist kinesiology support is professionally designed to provide dynamic therapeutic support for the wrist and hand muscles and joints.

The most common uses are:

  • Sprained wrist rehabilitation
  • Wrist instability support
  • Postoperative recovery
  • Wrist pain relief
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hypermobility
  • Tendinopathies of the fingers