Adam Reynolds picking up an ankle brace

Since Bauerfeind launched in Australia in March 2018, we have been proud to support Australian athletes.

Many sports people from a variety of sports have visited our flagship store in Sydney’s CBD, including Michelle Heyman (Matildas), Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs - pictured above), Jaeman Salmon (Parramatta Eels), Claire O’Brien(NSWSwifts), Digby Ioane (Wallabies/Reds/Crusaders), Abbey McCulloch (NSW Swifts), Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm) and Cam Munster (Melbourne Storm).

Brendan Elliot picking up a knee brace

Pictured: Brendan Elliot of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

Whether they’ve suffered an injury that’s keeping them sidelined, have problem areas that need attention, or are looking for extra support during play, we’ve been able to provide them with the best compression to be used in conjunction with physiotherapy. Injuries have stemmed from torn meniscus to ACL damage, ligament strains to old breaks flaring up.

When selecting the brace we check:

  • Level of compression is correct.
  • Brace targets the area that needs attention.
  • Comfortable to wear during play, training, or for recovery.

 AFL, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Netball and Soccer account for most sports-related hospitalisations in Australia.

Ever caught a netball and jammed your finger? That’s just the tip of the iceberg for netball injuries. According to Sports Medicine Australia, the rate of injury for netballers is 14 injuries per 1000 hours played, with most injuries occurring to the ankle, wrist, hand, finger and knee. Common causes of these injuries are due to awkward landings, overexertion and being hit by the ball.

Rugby League is a highly physical contact sport at all levels. Due to the speed and contact nature of Rugby League injuries are not uncommon, particularly to the lower limb (knee, ankle, thigh and calf). Fearless ex-Wallabies player, Digby Ioane, suffered a meniscus injury at 18, and has dealt with flare ups since.

The ankle, knee, upper body and head are the most common areas that are hurt during soccer. Goal-scoring Michelle Heyman has been plagued by problems to her ankle and foot since sustaining an injury in December 2016. The recovery had her resting from soccer for eight months.

Pictured: Michelle Heyman of the Matilas and Adelaide United

If you’re playing professional or community sports you can’t risk a general brace, instead you need something that offers a targeted solution. For example, Bauerfeind’s GenuTrain P3 knee brace protects the patella (kneecap).

We recommend compression socks along with a brace. If a player is flying to games it helps their vein health by assisting with circulation, and prevents tired, achy legs. This allows them to perform straight away without being affected. Wearing compression socks post-game also helps speed up recovery as blood flow is enhanced, swelling goes down and muscles are able to repair quicker.

Athletes around the world are supported by Bauerfeind. At the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Bauerfeind became the official partner to an Olympic Games Organising Committee, and provided care to athletes from all participating countries. They have continued this involvement throughout subsequent Games.

Pictured: Claire O'Brien of the NSW Swifts

Many NBA players also use Bauerfeind knee supports. In a league where players have to play 82 games over a span of only 5 months, it is important to reduce the wear and tear as much as possible.

Bauerfeind Australia are proud to support Australian athletes and help them perform to their peak.

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