NEW YORK, and GREENWICH, Conn., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The 2018-19 ski
It's a known fact that skiing and snowboarding are high-risk injury sports. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 114,000 skiing-related injuries were treated nationwide in 2014, along with another 79,000 injuries involved with snowboarding. Fortunately, Dr. Plancher, a US Ski and Snowboard Team Physician, is here in Manhattan and Greenwich, Connecticut.
"Snow sports involve use of several key muscle groups including the quadriceps; hamstrings and glutes; inner and outer thighs; the calves and the arms," notes Dr. Plancher, a US Ski and Snowboard Team Physician and founder of Plancher Orthopedics & Sports Medicine with offices in NYC and Greenwich, CT.
"There are just too many muscle groups essential for skiing to get out on the slopes without a thought to pre-conditioning," Dr. Plancher says. "Skiing and snowboarding are high-intensity sports that require at least some preparation to perform successfully and injury free."
Typical and common ski and snowboarding injuries Dr. Plancher provides an overview of the most prevalent injuries related to skiing and snowboarding.
Tips for smart conditioning now for an injury free season Conditioning should ideally should be performed several times per week all year. However, it's never too late to start, adds Dr. Plancher. Training should be aimed at overall body conditioning and also focus on important muscles groups involved in skiing and snowboarding. Dr. Plancher offers the following regimen for ski and boarding conditioning.
Click here http://plancherortho.com/sports-injury-tips/preventing-skiing-and-snowboarding-injuries.pdf for additional tips on preventing skiing and snowboarding injuries.
Dr. Plancher advises that another key to ski and snowboarding injury-prevention is making sure that your equipment fits you correctly and is in line with your abilities. For example, he points to the importance of properly fitted helmets and wrist guards. Additionally, he advises to stay on the ski runs that best fit your abilities. Don't go off piste without a guide or instructor. Lastly, Dr. Plancher advises taking ski or snowboarding lessons for beginners and even for more advanced skiers or snowboarders, Ski instructors regularly teach students how to fall correctly and safely, reducing injury risks and only improving your skills.
Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He is a clinical professor of orthopaedics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Since 2001, he has been listed annually in the Castle Connolly directory as a "top doctor" in his field.
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a comprehensive orthopaedics and sports medicine practice with offices in New York City and Greenwich, CT. http://www.plancherortho.com
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