Our thoughts on skiing….
For some people skiing means taking a lift up and skiing groomed trails. For others it means taking a lift up and skiing moguls or off piste. For still others it means skinning up a mountain and skiing off the summit. For all types of skiing, it is important to have the flexibility, strength and endurance that the sport requires. Attention to a bit of pre-season training can enhance performance while helping to prevent some of the most common injuries we see in the clinic. These injuries include low back pain, overuse injuries, hip strains and rotational injuries to the knees.
If you notice your legs need a break-in period each season, we can evaluate the biomechanics of your squat, be sure you are doing enough eccentric strengthening and run you through a list of benchmark movements to hone in on the aspects of your workout routine that are most crucial to a successful season. As a physical therapist, we are trained to look for minor impairments that, when addressed, can significantly improve your core strength, balance and power.