Preparing for Back-to-School Sports & Athletics

Posted on August 13 2014

The start of a new school season also means the start of school sports. Getting back into shape, starting new workout routines, grueling practices and tough games can leave you feeling sore, achy, or even injured. Stocking up on a few basic supplies now will help you prepare for a healthier and more successful athletic season, both on and off the field.


Athletic Tape – athletic tape is great for taping the ankles and wrists to help provide extra support and promote a quicker recovery from injuries. Athletic tape can also be used to help provide an enhanced grip on equipment. The Cramer Sports Motion Tape is a great option, featuring 150% elasticity while providing exceptional support the muscles and joints and still allowing a full range of motion!


Instant Ice Packs – these disposable cold packs are used to treat a wide range of sports injuries. They are great for minimizing pain and reducing swelling, ready when you need them, and don’t require any special preparation or refrigeration!


Instant Hot Packs – many coaches, gym teachers, and athletic trainers use the soothing warmth of instant hot packs to help loosen tight muscles and relieve pain from injured areas.


Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers – be prepared to treat a wide variety of symptoms by stocking up on oral pain relievers, like Tylenol and Motrin.


Topical creams, sprays, and patches – are great for helping relieve a variety of muscle aches, pains and stiffness. Many of these products, like the Sportscream Pain Relieving Rub, are also formulated to help the muscles recover quicker.


Coach’s first-aid kit – every team should have a coach’s first-aid kit standing by sidelines at practices and games. These kits come pre-stocked with a wide range of supplies for treating a variety of minor injuries. (One kit contains enough supplies for a team of 10-12 kids.)


Athletic Trainers First Aid Kit – this kit is a must-have for any athletic trainer! It’s easy to grab and go when traveling to any game or practice and comes pre-stocked with supplies for treating cuts, scrapes, turf burns or other minor medical emergencies at your next sporting event.


Mountainside Medical Equipment also offers a wide selection of braces and supports to help you recover from injuries and get back on the field as quickly as possible.


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