Netball might look like bibs and small nets, but it's one of the most physical and fast paced games in Australia. When you're looking to recover from injury, protect a joint where you need it or just get more out of your performance on court, wearing a netball brace can make a huge difference.
Bauerfeind's range of netball braces help to stabilise your joints without limiting your ability to pass and run down the court to score a goal. Dynamic movements required by netball players can leave joints susceptible to strain and injury. Promote greater agility, improve proprioception, and provide effective preventative protection so you can rely on your body to get you through the game.
How can I prevent or avoid a knee injury while playing netball?
Netball is a high intensity sport which holds a high risk of knee-injuries such as ACL and meniscus tears, ligament injuries, and jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis) due to overuse of the knee joint. Common causes of netball knee injuries include awkward landings, slips, falls, player contact/collision, overexertion, sudden changes in direction and being hit by the ball. To prevent knee injuries while running down the court, we recommend wearing a Bauerfeind knee brace or sports knee support. It will provide enhanced stability, protection and medical-grade compression to prevent a knee injury while playing netball. The increase of blood flow due to the compression will speed up your recovery after the game too.
How can I prevent or treat an ankle injury while playing netball?
While ankle injuries are common in all sports, they are predominant in netball due to high-impact jumping movements and dynamic running movements during the game. Achilles tendon ruptures, ankle sprains and twists as a result of jumping, running and sudden changes in direction. To decrease overloading on the ankle, we recommend wearing our dynamic ankle support while playing the game to prevent injuries. To recover from specific major injuries, we recommend our ankle braces Achillotrain and Malleotrain. This will enhance stability during jumping and running movements, protect the joint and provide medical-grade compression to increase blood flow aiding in muscle recovery.
How can I prevent or treat hand injuries while playing netball?
Hand injuries damaging the wrist and fingers are quite common in netball due to the close contact of the netball player with the ball at all times. One of the most common injuries caused due to the impact of the ball on the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) of the fingers while shooting or defending is jammed fingers. To prevent or avoid injuries, we recommend using our Sports Wrist Support to provide stability and boost circulation. To assist with injuries such as a jammed thumb, we recommend using Rhizoloc Thumb Stabiliser for optimal healing.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).
How do these help me while I'm playing netball?
Netball is a rapid movement sport, requiring sharp and sudden changes of direction and force, putting a particular strain and stress on the knees and ankles. These supports work to actively stabilise those joints so that you can still move freely while getting full support while also soothing the muscles and relieving pain or soreness.
Do I have to have an injury to wear these?
The beauty of these supports is their versatility. While there are a wide range of products to manage injury (the "Train" and "Loc" range), the performance line is perfect for helping you to get more out of each movement, not only enhancing your exercise for better results, but helping protect you from injury.