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Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries

Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries

I don't want to be crippled cracked. Shoulders, wrists, knees and back

pop quiz: Listen to the radio underwater to avoid head injury.

Sports injury experts at BMI Healthcare are urging people not to be put off winter sports, but to be a little more measured in their approach to skiing. Jules Ferreira, Physiotherapy Manager at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital advises “Build up fitness levels over an appropriate period of time rather than rushing into anything.”

She adds: “Reasonable fitness levels are vital for any intensive activity. Being at a good fitness level before you begin any winter sport is important and I would recommend working on fitness for anyone about to take up something like skiing or snowboarding." BMI Healthcare has made a series of orthopaedic videos featuring advice from orthopaedic surgeons who explain the vulnerability of each part of the skeletal system during winter sports, giving us some insight to how we can remain active on the ski slopes. Here's one of them...

Go to BMI Healthcare for links to the rest of the videos in this series. Check out my 'Two Minute Tooth Brush Tone Ups' for a good introduction to getting your body in ski fit shape.

pop trivia: lyric was from Radiohead; Bones, a track on the 1995 album The Bends.

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