Hockey has always been popular in Australia, and is played internationally at the Summer Olympics. This fast-paced game is loved the world over for its combination of strength, agility, accuracy and athleticism. Although hockey is a non-contact sport, many injuries can occur from contact with a stick, the ball or another player. It is very common for hockey players to experience hand, wrist, ankle and knee injuries while playing the game. Many injuries also come from being hunched over whilst playing, causing the tightening of hamstrings, which pulls lower back/hip and then explosive speed bursts combined with fast body rotations pull the muscles out of place causing injuries.
Thermoskin has a range of braces and supports perfect for hockey players, designed to make you feel strong, confident and unstoppable on the field.
“Partnering with Thermoskin means our players feel supported and confident every time they step on to the pitch. When an injury on the Hockey pitch occurs, our players want to be right back out there as soon as possible. Thermoskin allows our players freedom of movement and helps to stabilise joints , so our whole team can play with confidence.”- Patrick Rebakis, Hockey Victoria
Dynamic Compression Knee Sleeve 8*611
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured knees.
Sport Knee Adjustable 8*794
Provides compression, support and warmth for the knee and patella during periods of increased activity. Low profile and ambidextrous wrap design with VR System provides greater adjustability for wearer compliance.
Dynamic Compression Ankle Sleeve 8*612
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured ankles.
Plantar FXT Compression Socks Ankle 8*601
Designed with targeted compression zones to aid in the pain management and relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and arch pain. Ideal for sports or those on their feet all day.
Plantar FXT Compression Socks Calf 8*602
Anatomically designed compression zones target the feet and calves, for the advanced pain management of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, arch pain and heel spurs. Also ideal for sports performance, sports recovery, shin splints, standing or sitting all day, travel, varicose veins and swollen or tired aching legs.
Sport Ankle Adjustable 80792
Provides compression, support and warmth for the ankle and mid foot during periods of increased activity. Ambidextrous wrap design with VR System provides greater adjustability for wearer compliance.
Sport Ankle Armour® Brace 8*660
Provides rigidity for medial and lateral support, whilst allowing room for movement of surrounding muscles and joints. Restricts range of motion and provides superior protection for patients with a history of ankle injuries.
Sport Thumb Adjustable LEFT 8*796 | RIGHT 8*797
Provides compression and support for the thumb and wrist during periods of increased activity. This innovative wrap design and anchor straps allow for added thumb stability.
Sport Calf Support Adjustable 80707
Provides compression and warmth for the calf, to ensure comfort ad flexibility during periods of increased activity. Promotion of increased blood flow may help minimise occurrence of new or existing lower limb injuries including strains or shin splints.
Sport Thigh Hamstring Adjustable 80711
Provides protection for thigh, groin and hamstring during periods of increased activity. Trifold straps allow greater adjustability and wearer compliance. Featuring an adjustable anti-migration strap. Promotion of increased blood flow may help minimise occurrence of new or existing injures.
Sacroiliac Support Belt 8*112
Slimline design belt with adjustable VR tabs for a comforting fit, the SI belt provides compression and stability support for the sacroiliac joint. This belt provides better stability through the core areas of the pelvis, hip and lower back to help reduce injury.
Abdominal Binder 80634
Abdominal Binder supports the abdominal region following surgery. Also provides compression and support for the lower lumbar area due to weakness of abdominal muscles.
Adjustable Back Stabiliser 8*627
Provides compression and support for general lower back dysfunctions. Elastic Back has 4 internal stays for additional support, adjustable elastic side straps for extra compression, and lightweight breathable material for wearer comfort.
Adjustable Lumbar Support 8*227
Provides pain relief and compression for muscle injuries and general lower back dysfunctions; injuries to the lumbar discs and the sacro-illiac joint. This product has two flexible internal stays for additional support and adjustable elastic side straps for extra compression.
EXO™ Adjustable Stabilising Back Support 80113
Thermoskin EXO™ Adjustable Stabilising Back Support is designed to help relieve muscular pain and stabilise the lower-mid back. Integrated stabilisers contour to the natural curve of the spine and help to provide firm stability whilst the dual strapping system allows for enhanced stabilisation through variable compression.
If you are a hockey player, you have a high risk of injuring your hands and fingers. This part of your body is extremely vulnerable if it makes contact with the ball or an opponent’s stick. Hand fractures especially in the fingers are common as well as jammed finger. Exercise and strengthening training is always the first place to start. We recommend trying our Sport Thumb Adjustable when suffering from an injured thumb or wrist injury.
Mild injuries such as ankle sprains or more major injuries such as Achilles’ tendinitis, Shin Splints and Heel Spurls are common for hockey players. To decrease the likelihood of overworking your ankles we recommend you wear our Thermoskin Ankle Defence Support or try our compression socks to help prevent/ reduce injuries. Wearing an ankle brace/support will help to increase blood flow to the ankle/foot which aids in speeding up muscle recovery and pain management.
Hockey players have a high risk of developing knee injuries such as ACL, muscle strains, quadriceps and hamstring injuries. Depending on the injury it is recommended to wear a Thermoskin Sport Knee Adjustable or a Thigh Hamstring Adjustable. This will not only provide protection but enhance your knees stability whilst playing. Adding compression to your knee will also increasing blood flow to this area helping to speed up your recovery.
Like with any injury it is good practice to give your self a break from sport until an assessment can be made by a health care professional, such as a physiotherapist or your local GP. For minor injuries, treatment usually includes RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Australian Physiotherapy Association endorsed, Thermoskin braces and supports can help to minimise the risk of developing a hockey injury via providing medical grade compression, enhancing stability and moisture wicking technology.