Football Association Hosts Tests On New-Style Aqua Suit

Category: Sports / May 20, 2013 2:52PM EDT


A new aqua suit design, which its creator says greatly reduces rehabilitation time for injured athletes, was used at the English Football Association's national center, St George's Park.

The new suit contains padding which is said to mimic various muscle groups, helping keep the wearer in the correct position for exercise, adding resistance to upper body movements and developing stability.

The result, said designer Terry Nelson, is that injured players can begin more intense recuperation at a much earlier stage.

The suits are made from Nylon, lycra and foam padding.

Nelson is a former Liverpool club trainee and paratrooper who has had two kidney transplants, plus a leg amputation.

He said his suit is being used both by Real Madrid and Manchester United, as well as other sports clubs around the world.

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