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Is your body mechanically ready for the Ski Season?

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Preparing for Skiing and Snowboarding

No matter what your fitness level, for most of us Skiing or Snowboarding for at least 5 hours a day, over a number of days, will inevitably be a strain on the body.

That is not to say that you can’t enjoy this exhilarating holiday though.  In the same way that you would perform certain maintenance on your car before a long journey, we advise our clients look prepare their bodies for the ski season.

If you are suffering from niggling joint or muscle pain or have an existing injury that you are concerned could flare up as you hit the slopes, now is the time to deal with it! Often just a few sessions can prevent you from having to sit out your holiday whilst the rest of your party have all the fun.  Our experienced team use a variety of techniques best suited to you ranging from manual therapies, bracing, acupuncture and Ostenil injection therapy.

In addition to dealing with existing conditions our Physio team can advise on and help you to devise a programme to prepare you for the ski season:

  • Flexibility
  • Core stability training
  • Strength
  • Stamina
  • Balance and co-ordination

Always remember that by its very nature, winter sports take place in the mountains at altitude and as a result it is very easy to become dehydrated; avoid too much alcohol, tea or coffee as they can all exacerbate dehydration. As with any stamina sport, ensure adequate nutrition intake.

Prepare for the ski season by booking an appointment today to see our experienced sports physiotherapist Paul Carter at a special ski season discounted rate of £62, for your initial appointment, please reference this article to claim your discount.

We know fitting time in for yourself is often not that easy, our clinic is open evenings and weekends, see our clinic opening hours.  Book an appointment online or call us on 01727 850925.

Book an appointment today at Physio2go in St Albans