South West Sports Trainers Association: Round 15

South West Sports Trainers Association: Round 15

27th July 2023

Timely Reminder for Players

Asthma is a disease of the airways. The tubes that carry air to your lungs narrow during asthma attack.               

Symptoms that can occur during or after exercise

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Breathlessness
  • Tightness in the chest

Prepare for exercise

  • Make sure your day to day asthma is well controlled
  • Use your asthma reliever medication 5-10 minutes prior to warm up (speak to your doctor for advice)
  • Always warm up with light exercise and stretching for 10-15 minutes before you play sport
  • Always cool down

Management of exercise induced asthma during activity

  • Stop what you’re doing and follow your asthma action plan. If you don’t have an action plan take your reliever medication as directed by your doctor (best to take medication by spacer)
  • Rest for 5 minutes. Only return to the activity or exercise if symptom free. If the symptoms don’t go away use your reliever medication again. If this doesn’t work get further medical assistance (hospital if required)

Call an Ambulance in an emergency if

  • Finds it difficult to breath
  • Unable to speak comfortably or lips are turning blue
  • Has symptoms that get worse very quickly
  • Is getting little or no relief from their reliever medication

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

Sunday 6th of August new and improved AGM and we have guest speaker covering the following: shin splits, plantar fasciitis and tight calves. There will be a presentation plus this will be an interactive session with taping techniques too!! Plus we welcome Brent from Victor sports.  RSVP essential for catering purposes.


For information please contact Samantha 0419026171

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