Innovative heavy-duty carbon fibre sports mask made using 3D scanning and printing technologies
If you have suffered a facial fracture, you will already be well aware of the dangers of participating in contact sports before the injury has fully healed. However, our new custom-made protective face mask for sports could change all that, enabling you to return to your favourite activities quickly, safely and without worry.
Orthotics, not to be confused with prosthetics, which deals with the manufacture of missing or defective limbs, is the field of medicine concerned with the creation of custom-made external supports such as braces and splints. These external supports, otherwise known as orthoses, help to improve overall life quality through supporting, preventing and correcting issues within the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
Injured on the slopes? Get back on-piste with these top tips
Skiing is a wonderful winter sport. Not only do you get a chance to get out in the fresh air and beautiful scenery, it’s also fantastic exercise. But unfortunately, it is also commonly associated with injuries, especially to the knees. The good news is, if you have been waylaid by a skiing injury, you can take charge of your own treatment – starting now. (more…)
Training for a marathon is hard work at the best of times and if you’ve sustained a knee injury, it can feel like an uphill struggle from the word go. But as all good sportsmen know, there’s nothing more rewarding in life than overcoming a challenge. (more…)
The NHS is excellent at what it does, but its top-down approach to patient care means that it is unable to fulfil the needs of every individual it deals with. For certain people in certain circumstances, the convenience, personal service and tailored solutions offered by a private Orthotist may warrant the extra cost involved. (more…)
Knee ligament injuries are becoming increasingly common amongst physically active individuals, especially those who participate in high-impact sports involving a lot of bending and pivoting – skiing being a case in point. But there’s no need to let any concerns about getting injured prevent you from enjoying your favourite winter sport. (more…)
Staying Safe on the Slopes
Damage to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the main stabilising ligament in the knee, accounts for the majority of skiing injuries. Yet it’s easy to become complacent about the dangers associated with this high-risk sport, especially if you have already been skiing for several years. Our skiing knee injury prevention presentation will help you ensure that you’re doing everything you can to protect your knees whilst out on the slopes. (more…)
ACL tears often leave sufferers with enduring weakness and instability in the knee, leading many to ask, ‘can you ski with an ACL injury?’ Given that damaged knees are far more susceptible to further injury and that skiing is a high-energy sport requiring a lot of bending, pivoting and jumping, this level of caution is justified. (more…)
How to Prevent Injury and Maximise Your Performance On the Slopes
Extreme weather conditions and bumpy, high-speed descents can place an unnatural amount of strain on the joints – especially if they have been injured previously. However, with the right knee brace for winter sports, you can protect weakened ligaments, cartilage and bone against these external forces and benefit from increased control, stability and endurance whilst out on the slopes. (more…)