England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones, brings ‘prehab’ into play when it comes to keeping his squad at the top of their game. He told us recently:
“The sort of warm-ups the players do now is very scientific, very individual. Prehab, as we call it, is the most important work the players do to prevent injury.
I think for any rugby player or coach involved in rugby, the most important thing is to be safe.”
The Activate exercises are designed to improve functional and core strength, balance and agility, helping players prepare for the game’s physical demands.
What if you get injured?
As the trusted healthcare partner to England Rugby, we know prevention is better than cure but sometimes injuries can’t be helped, Eddie continues:
“If [a player] has the bad luck to suffer an injury then a proper physio programme is super important.”
We hope to encourage all players to get seen and get sorted if injury occurs. The Simplyhealth Plan helps you quickly access - and afford – an online physio through our app and claim money back towards physical treatments (as well as much more!).