Do you have a ski trip booked this year? Avoid ski injuries with the right preparation leading up to your holiday and avoid the 3 biggest mistakes people normally make.
Physiotherapist Jess Norton spent almost four years living and working in Vancouver, Canada and enjoyed plenty of time on the slopes. Jess is very familiar with ski and snowboarding injuries and shares some insight on preventing injuries below.
Not training in the lead up – one of the biggest mistakes we make leading into the ski season or a skiing holiday is lack of preparation. The way we use our muscles while skiing and snowboarding is very different to the way we move during day to day activity, so we need to train for this different type of movement. Quad, glut and core muscles are typically the muscles that need the most focus.
Not making sure you are fit to spend all day on the mountain – Cardiovascular fitness plays a large role in injury prevention – make sure you get the legs conditioned to tolerate a big day on the slopes – a stationary bike or push bike is great for this
Fatigue is a major factor in injuries on the ski slopes so it is important to train endurance as well as strength and flexibility.
3. Not getting a lesson if you haven’t skied in ages – make sure you get a lesson when you return to the slopes after a long hiatus. Your technique is critical in making sure you remain injury free and enjoy yourself
For ski and snowboarding injuries and to start conditioning yourself for an enjoyable holiday book a time with Jess by clicking here OR Call us on 07) 5578 7155 or email email@example.com to book now.
We wish to welcome Robina Roos players to Physiologic at 6.30pm on the 29th November. This will be the night where we outlay the injury management, prevention and other ideas that we would like to implement in the upcoming season.
On the agenda specifically will be
– Introduction to Physios and our facility – physiologic – me, you,
– injury management pathways
– Interaction with other health professionals – referral onwards, medical imaging, sports medicine, podiatry, other ancillary services
– discussion on concussion
– Other members of the team
– RTS protocols soft tissue injuries – running and requirements before playing
– injury prevention programs – H/S, ACL, others
– recovery ideas
– data collection
– player discount within the clinic – 15% per session
– player screenings – TBA
We are super proud to be on board this year with the Robina Roos AFL Club. It is always a pleasure to amalgamate with local community organisations and the Robina Roos are a club that align well with our own values