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Safe Skiing/Snowboarding Injury Prevention Talk
Posted On: Wednesday, April 03, 2019

While a percentage of injuries on the slopes are traumatic in nature, several are due to falls or accidents related to poor conditioning and overall fatigue.

In an effort to address these issues, the River Hills Ski Club of Stamford, CT invited ONSF to deliver a Skiing/Snowboarding Injury Prevention, Safe Conditioning Program to its membership at their monthly meeting on April 2nd.

According to the president of club, this season of the year – early spring – is the time when most injuries occur; therefore, he felt the date of the talk was most appropriate. Attended by approximately 40 members, the meeting took place at the Long Ridge Tavern in Stamford, CT.

Orthopeadic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Tim Greene, who has served as associate team physician for the U.S. Ski Team, addressed the most common skiing/snowboarding injuries and best treatment techniques. Smart tips for safe skiing were also presented.
Physical therapist Hannah Kimmel, DPT, discussed and demonstrated safe exercises and conditioning techniques.

The audience demonstrated their appreciation of the valuable information presented by engaging in lively conversation and asking many questions.  Attendees received printouts of specific conditioning exercises along with resistance bands.