Winter Slope Crushers - Preventing Injuries in Skiing & Snowboarding SportsRead Now
Save yourself from a short winter sports season! Checkout the article below for tips and exercises to prepare your body for the upcoming winter activities!
Chilled air, crisp falling leaves, golden larches and shorter days mean one thing: ski season is almost here! I love many outdoor activities, but I am obsessed with skiing.
Having skied since I was 2 years old, I am well aware of the brutal, thigh burning ski days that tend to occur at the start of each ski season. Those challenging first days on the slopes can make for less fun and more danger on early season ski days - the last thing any of us snow obsessed outdoor enthusiasts want is a November injury knocking us down for a big chunk of the winter.
We all know that preparing our bodies for a fun and safe winter on the slopes is incredibly important. How that preparation is performed is also crucial. Skiing, snowboarding and tele skiing all require incredible 3-dimensional mobility and stability throughout the entire body. As such, your winter training prep should involve 3-dimensional versions of all your exercises. A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or a torn rotator cuff should only occur as the result of a fluke accident rather than a result of a body that is under-trained or trained primarily in one plane of motion.
Provided below is a small taste of the 3-dimensional exercises that ideal winter training should entail. If you are looking for individually specific skiing, snowboarding, tele skiing, classic nordic skiing or skate skiing functional exercises, please contact our friendly office staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Have fun this winter!
Dan Benson, DPT
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Fellow of Applied Functional Science
Certified in Applied Functional Science
Nike Golf Performance Specialist
Certified in 3D Movement Analysis & Performance System
CEO Forefront Physical Therapy
Forefront Physical Therapy
Belltown & South Lake Union
2720 4th Ave Ste 115
Seattle, WA 98121
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