Enhancing Performance and Preventing Injuries
In the world of competitive sports like football and rugby, every advantage counts. Both football and rugby involve quick sprints, sudden changes in direction, and intense physical contact, this places significant strain on a players feet and lower limbs. Many professional, amateur and adolescent players are exposed to a range of injuries. Most are considered minor to moderate, but some injuries are serious and can have long-term consequences.
Common Lower Limb Injuries from Football & Rugby
Tendinitis in the knee or ankle, Plantar Fasciitis, medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) and bursitis are all overuse injuries commonly seen. Although these are usually not considered “serious” injuries, they can adversely affect performance and possibly lead to more complicated conditions if not properly addressed.
Traumatic injuries can include fractured bones, calf and hamstring tears, sprained ligaments, tendons or muscles and deep muscle bruises. Knee injuries like medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament sprains and meniscus tears can occur from contact forces or from rotational forces during a quick change of direction.
Footfactor bespoke orthotics are crafted based on a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s gait, foot shape, and any existing biomechanical issues. Addressing issues like overpronation, supination, and imbalances, which can lead to the problems outlined above. By moulding the orthotics directly onto your feet, optimal support, postural awareness and comfort is achieved. It takes just 90 minutes to complete a full gait analysis, biomechanical assessment and create your bespoke orthotics. They are ready to wear when you leave.
Enhanced Performance and Injury Prevention
Bespoke orthotics can significantly improve a players performance by optimising their gait and reducing fatigue. By providing the necessary support, they can enhance stability, reduce the risk of injuries, and aid in a quicker recovery when injuries do occur.
Bespoke orthotics have become an essential tool for football and rugby players, allowing athletes to push their limits while safeguarding their long-term well-being. They can make all the difference on and off the field.