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Preparing for the Season Ahead

The University of Nottingham Sports Injury Clinic provides expert advice on preparing for the season ahead and how to avoid injury. Pre-season is a major part of the sporting year, where you set your physical, mental, technical and tactical foundations for the season. During this time, it is crucial you manage yourself as an athlete …

Tips for Exercising in Hot Weather

Being in a hot country shouldn’t stop you from exercising but it’s important to make sure you look after your body when you do exercise. On a recent trip to Malaysia for the Tri Campus Games, a few of the UK athletes experienced difficulties adapting to playing sport in the hot, humid climate of South-East …

Heads Up | It’s time to discuss concussion in sport

Following the incident this week at White Hart lane which saw Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen sustain a serious head injury in the Champions League Semi-Final, it is a good time to talk about concussions. We spoke to University of Nottingham Sport Physiotheraspist, Desi Gillespie, for her insight into the protocol of assessment and to learn …

Concussion Clinic | A Patient’s Story

Following the launch of the weekly University of Nottingham Concussion Clinic, a current patient of the injury clinic came forward to tell her a story of recovery after a fall from a horse that resulted in concussion. “I was first diagnosed with light concussion in October 2017, when I fell off my horse whilst show …

Top 5 Injury Prevention Tips for Runners

Running is an amazing way to keep fit and help relieve stress from university work and jobs. The last thing you need is an injury from a hobby to add stress and get in the way of your fitness goals. Whether you are marathon training or starting a couch to 5k; here are 5 tips …

BUCS Nationals 2019 | Sunday Roundup | Record Championship for University of Nottingham

The 2019 BUCS Nationals championships will go down as the most successful individual championships in University of Nottingham history with 20 medals, including 8 golds. Following 3 days of action, across 7 sports and with 148 University of Nottingham students competing it is remarkable to see how far everyone has pushed themselves. There have been …

Ankle Sprain Explained by University of Nottingham Sport Sports Injury Clinic

What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is when ligaments become overstretched or damaged leading to pain, swelling and instability. What is the cause?  Sudden inward and downward movement of the foot. Usually when changing direction quickly whilst playing sport e.g. football, basketball and tennis. What are the symptoms? Swelling Bruising Pain Heat Short …