The knee joint and its associated structures including ligaments, cartilage and bony formation, account for up to approximately 30-40% of all skiing/snowboarding injuries. Therefore it is important to strengthen and maintain the knee joint and it’s surrounding tissues. In this review it will explain the importance of preventing injuries around this area, during this very popular sporting season
Firstly it is important to gain and maintain strength in the muscles that surround the knee joint. These muscles include the ... Read more →
The meniscus, also known as the cartilage of the knee, is a strong fibrous crescent-shaped structure that is sandwiched between the femur, the thigh bone, and the tibia, the shin bone. As you can see in the picture below, there are two sections: the medial meniscus on the inside of the knee, and the lateral meniscus, on the outside of the knee. Their main function is to provide a level of shock absorption in the lower limbs ... Read more →
…But Are You Ready?
Whether it’s your first time hitting the slopes or you’re a pro, solid preparation can make the difference between you having an amazing trip or an incredibly painful one. Most people only manage to take the odd trip to the mountains so it’s important not to injure yourself on the first day.
The heart and lungs are the engine that drive your body, so it is important that you are fit enough to endure a ... Read more →