South West Sports Trainers Association

South West Sports Trainers Association

13th May 2021

The No HARM approach

Following the No HARM will ensure a player can look after the injury correctly and return to play in a timely matter. This is a guide for strains and sprains.

ICE treatment or RICE should still be applied in the first 48-72hours.

 What is the NO HARM Approach?

No HARM is about avoiding things that may contribute or can make an injury worse.

No Heat- Heat can increase the bleeding

No Alcohol- Alcohol can also increase bleeding and swelling

No Running or exercise- This can also increase the bleeding to the injured area and delay healing

No Massage- Massage increases swelling and bleeding, this also to delays the healing process.

What’s the key to the No HARM approach?   

It’s essential the No HARM rule is followed for the first 72 hours of an injury.

Always consult a doctor or go to emergency if you are concerned about your injury.


Better Health Channel Sports Injuries

Updated-Aug/2015, Accessed- 3/04/2016

ALWAYS CONSULT A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL.  This information is a resource and provides an overview. It’s not a substitute for medical advice and you should always see a trained professional practicing in sports medicine, your doctor or seek assistance of the hospital if the injury/ health concern requires urgent attention.

Notice board

  • Our next Meeting is Wednesday 26st of May 2021. Agenda to be confirmed. 
  • Ideas are wanted for topics that sports trainers would like to see at out meeting.

All current, past and future sports trainers welcomed to our meeting.

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