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

  • Avoiding shoulder problems
  • Training avoid injuries
  • Strapping for games
  • How recovery prevents injury
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.

Shoulder strapping before playing rugby
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Shoulder strapping before playing rugby

After the knees, the shoulder is the most commonly injured joint in rugby. 20% of rugby injuries are to the shoulder, and 35% of those injuries are recurrent. So how do you strap your shoulders before rugby games? Pat Dale explains.

train rugby back injury
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Patrick Dale

How to train around a lower back injury

How do you continue rugby training despite a lower-back injury? Pat Dale explains how to muscle through with a couple of management techniques that will allow you to keep training. But lower backs are tricky, so consult a trainer first.

ankle strength for rugby season
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Patrick Dale

How to get strong ankles for rugby season

One of the most debilitating body parts to injure is the ankle joint. Twists, sprains, and breaks can stop even the hardest charging rugger in their tracks – luckily we have Pat Dale to explain how you can strengthen your ankles for this rugby season.

shoulder training for rugby players
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Tim Howard

Shoulders and rugby – what do I need to know?

What do you (rugby players!) need to know about shoulder training? It’s the most complex joint in the body and so many things can go wrong, it’s critical to understand shoulder stability and strength if you’re going to train effectively to prevent shoulder injuries this rugby season.

best balance training for rugby players
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Patrick Dale

Best balance training for rugby players

What is the best way to become a more agile rugby player? Balance baby, balance. Ever notice how the agilest rugby players can accelerate from any body position? Yup, this article will show you how they do it.

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