Rehband Helps Females Reduce Heightened Risk of Knee Injuries

The UK’s leading compression and protective wear brand is helping women minimise the risk of knee injuries with its new, state-of-the-art line of RX knee sleeves. Rehband has received an influx of orders in light of a recent study which revealed due to physiological differences, women could be more susceptible to knee injuries than men. Stylish, colourful and fundamentally functional, the anatomically designed knee sleeves actively stabilise the body during motion and are suitable for use in an array of different sports and activities.

Paul Hendry, Managing Director said, “Knee injuries are one of the biggest burdens faced by female athletes and can have disastrous results for both professionals and amateurs. Our expertly engineered RX knee sleeves are designed to minimise the risk of injury and help ladies stay at the top of their game.”

According to global football governing body FIFA, a fundamental difference in the genetic makeup of men and women could be the reason behind the heightened ratio of knee injuries experienced by female athletes. The study revealed that female footballers are two to six times more likely to suffer from a knee injury than their male counterparts. This susceptibility is put down to innate physiological differences, including wider hips. This feminine feature heightens the leg's angle into the knee which limits flexibility and prevents the knee from turning as the body lands.

Already, nine 2014 Women's Super League (WSL) players have fallen victim to knee related injuries since the beginning of the 2014/15 football season. While athletes do recover from knee injuries, others face the end of a career. After her second knee injury in 16 months English international player Rachel Unitt is one such case and has had to come to terms with the fact that her career as a professional footballer is effectively over.

Pippa Bennett, former England chief medical officer explains, "Broadly speaking, there are two ways that you can tear your ACL. Landing from a jump with a straighter knee, and turning with your knee falling inwards a little bit. This is what we call an increased valgus angle.”

As well as physiological differences, knee injuries can also be attributed to a sudden change in a player’s training regime. Players and teams often make the switch from part time player to full time professional in a matter of weeks which can be incredibly demanding on the body.

Rehband is helping female fitness buffs minimise the risk of knee injuries with its specially engineered line of RX knee sleeves. The 5mm thick SBR/neoprene braces have been designed to perfectly hug the knee and enhance the quality of movement through receptive input. This intelligent approach to injury prevention has made RX knee sleeves a must have fitness accessory for professional athletes and amateur gym goers alike. Thanks to their unique ability to boost stability, increase warmth and relieve pressure, the RX knee supports are particularly popular with CrossFit athletes.

RX knee sleeves are priced at £22.99 and are available in a range of on-trend colours. 

To browse the complete range of Rehband RX knee sleeves and other compression and protective wear products, visit the website at: www.rehbandsport.co.uk

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About Rehband: Based in the UK, Rehband provided the market with the newest and most exciting range of compression and protective wear on the market. The company boasts partnerships with some of the biggest names in fitness, including professional squash player Nick Matthew, CrossFit champions Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Rich Froning and 2014 Commonwealth Games 2014 participant Sarah Davies.

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