Get ready for ski season!

Get ready for ski season!

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Derick Page, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Winter is coming. And with that ski season is just around the corner. Now is the time to start focusing on your preseason workouts to avoid injuries throughout the ski season. Over the next six weeks leading up to your first time on the slopes this season, you should focus on lower extremity and core strengthening, balance training and plyometrics, so you make it all winter long without injuries and well into spring corn harvesting season. Exercises such as squats and lunges on stable surfaces later progressing to doing them on the BOSU trainer or Airex mat will allow you to build strength and stability in your legs. Focusing on core stabilization with use of the Swiss ball while engaging your gluteal, hamstrings, and abdominal muscles will help your stability later in the day on the mountain. Box jumps and skater hops focusing on proper landing form will let your legs better absorb the moguls and turns. If for some reason you still end up with an injury on the slopes, you can always come find us at Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy to help you return to the slopes next year.

Testimonials

Seriously, I walked in limping with a brace on my first day, and left feeling wonderful, and I kept improving after each visit!!! The exercises and attention from the therapists (Kelsey and Jamie) have helped me tremendously, which has enabled me to become more active than I have in a few years. I am truly grateful for their professionalism and attention to my individual need!! I’m HIGHLY recommend them!!

(Johnstown Clinic)

 

 

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(Johnstown Clinic)



I had postpartum hip issue when I first came into RMPT. I’ve had physical therapy before but never believed in it. This time Jason took over my case and after 12 sessions I am back to 100%. Thank you so much for taking such great care of me. (Fort Collins-Central Clinic)

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