INJURY PREVENTION STRATEGIES

It’s hard to stay healthy during the rugby season. Injuries are always right around the corner. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Prop or a Center, you’re always at risk of getting hurt playing rugby. Luckily, this archive is filled with strategies for preventing injury and playing for a long time. 

WHAT WE COVER

start playing rugby in your 40s
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Patrick Dale

Is it conceivable to start playing rugby in my 40s?

While it is conceivable to start playing rugby in your 40s, it’s not something you should rush into. Use the information in this article to decide if you are physically and mentally equipped.

rugby shin splints
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Patrick Dale

Can I play rugby with shin splits?

Rugby players are usually heavier than the average jogger and running places a lot of stress on your body, particularly your lower legs. So can you play rugby with shin splints? Possibly, if you do it correctly…

balance performance
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Training Team

Balance performance by rugby position

In modern rugby, any time that you are off your feet you are out of the game. Better balance means less time on the deck and more time playing rugby.

tissue flossing for rugby
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Patrick Dale

Will tissue flossing make you a better rugby player?

We’ve talked a lot about different options for preventing in-season rugby injuries. Here’s another one: soft tissue flossing. Does it work and will it make you a better rugby player? Let’s take a look!

prevent head neck injuries
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Patrick Dale

Preventing head and neck injuries in rugby

Head and neck injuries are relatively rare in rugby but, because of their potential severity, anything you can do to reduce your chances is time well spent. Include neck exercises in your workouts and protect your head at all times.

rugby-based mobility training
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Tim Howard

Mobility training – avoid hip / posterior chain injuries

With the right training and treatment, ruggers might be able to reduce your risk of hip injury and recover sooner if you are unlucky enough to suffer one. This article covers how to improve your hip mobility for rugby season.

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