GEARXPro Sports alongside the Association Des Kinés du Rugby (AKR)

GEARXPro Sports & AKR, an innovative friendship to raise awareness of the importance of physiotherapy in the Rugby world.

GEARXPro Sports and the Association Des Kinés du Rugby (AKR) are pleased to announce the birth of an innovative Friendship: the aim will be to raise awareness of the importance of physiotherapy in the world of Rugby.

Rugby, a team sport par excellence, manages to combine all the benefits of a complete physical activity (endurance, coordination, motor skills, muscle strengthening). It is fundamental for a player to train his body perfectly, to be ready and effective during the game but above all to protect himself from possible contact traumas.

The most common pathologies in rugby are essentially direct traumas, such as fractures or dislocations of the shoulder joint (involved in the tackle gesture), or distortion traumas that mainly affect the cervical spine. They are also subject to muscular injuries, such as tears or strains of the posterior muscular ligament of the thigh. From this derives the importance of the figure of the Physiotherapist in order to prevent and cure any physical discomfort of rugby players.
In order to prevent injuries, the sports physiotherapist first performs dynamic and functional tests to identify any deficits, and then carries out specific work on muscle strengthening and an educational role to prevent injuries related to training errors. After the injury, it is his figure to perform the rehabilitation and follow in a privileged way the return to the field of the athlete.

The more the level begins to rise, the more the contribution of the physiotherapist contributes to the outcome of an entire championship. Hence the importance of AKR on French territory. The Association Des Kinés du Rugby (AKR), an association that brings together 120 physiotherapists from the professional and amateur worlds throughout France, in addition to protecting the health and performance of rugby players, aims to disseminate the importance of physiotherapy in the world of rugby and to develop new techniques to improve the condition of athletes.

The Friendship between GEARXPro Sports and AKR is based on a common ground of ethical and moral values that brings these two realities together and has made this prestigious union possible.

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