Contrasted playing surfaces, extended playing calendars and increased physicality in the game has made taking care of your athletes more vital than ever in both international and domestic rugby leagues.
With the introduction of 4G pitches across the premiership and top 14, soft tissue injuries and friction burns have become a key focal point for coaches around injury mitigation. KYMIRA® products will not only help in preparing athletes for performance, but also help to mitigate some of these common injuries for improved player availability and RTP timelines.
“Our KYMIRA® infrared products have been shown to reduce the incidence of soft tissue injury significantly. One monitored sample population made up of 53 professional international rugby players have seen the incidents of soft tissue injuries drop by 80% over a five-year period, without other changes in protocol.” Bob Stewart – Head of Physiotherapy (Tier 1 International Rugby Programme)
Wearing KYMIRA® will allow your athletes to accelerate their recovery processes by delivering more oxygen and nutrient rich blood to your muscle cells, while also removing waste products quicker through the increased local circulation. The increased tissue oxygen levels that your team will see as a result of wearing your KYMIRA® Sport products, will help their muscle fibres to heal. Research shows between 140% and 210% increases in cellular growth and repair, when cells are exposed to the wavelengths of infrared light that KYMIRA® Sport products emit.
The reduction in soft tissue injuries is due to a number of different effects. By wearing KYMIRA® Sport garments before exercise, you can prime the muscles with Nitric Oxide which improves muscle condition and elasticity so that they are less prone to acute damage. Secondly, if an athlete is training with little niggles, old injuries and signs of wear and tear, the pain alleviating effects of wearing your KYMIRA® Sport products will reduce compensatory injuries and may well be able to help to fix the niggles as well via their recovery and rehabilitation supporting properties (as discussed in the rehabilitation section).