PhysioAdvisor Newsletter – Skiing Injuries
With the Australian Ski Season opening this Queen’s Birthday weekend, we take at look at the Top 6 Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries and offer some Injury Prevention Tips to help keep you injury free on the slopes this season.
Top 6 Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries
- Acute Knee Ligament Injuries (Anterior Cruciate, Medial Collateral)
- Medial Meniscal Tear
- Skier’s Thumb
- Sprained Wrist
- Scaphoid Fracture
- Snowboarder’s Ankle
Injury Prevention Tips
- Warm Up & Cool Down properly
- Make sure you are ‘Fit to Ski’ (check out our Core, Gluteal, Quads & Balance Exercises)
- Take a lesson to improve your technique
- Ski to your own ability level
- Ski appropriately to the conditions
- Have regular breaks to rehydrate, re-energise, and, to minimise fatigue
- Ensure your bindings are properly adjusted and check them regularly
- Don’t ski with your hands inside the ski pole loops
- Wear appropriate clothing
- Wear correctly-fitted safety equipment (such as wrist guards, crash helmets, protective eyewear etc)
- Use your own properly fitted equipment rather than borrowing someone else’s
- Be familiar with, and adhere to, the ‘Ski Slope Rules’
The Oppo Hinged Knee Stabiliser 1031 knee brace provides excellent support to the knee. It is particularly beneficial for patients with the following conditions:
- Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament injuries
- Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries
- Medial and Lateral Meniscal Tears
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