Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Winter Sports Injury Recovery

Snowboarder On the Mend

Thank you once again for your questions during the past few weeks. This week I would like to take the time to comment on a concern from a reader who has injured themselves over the winter snowboarding. This individual is an avid snowboarder and concerned that they will loose some of their balance and conditioning by being unable to train and ride.
My advice to this person is to: first work with medical professionals and allow time for healing and rehabilitation. Second it is possible pending your injury healing to improve your balance and stability through training and conditioning without being on the mountain. If you are still healing and under medical care you should work with your medical professionals to reach your goals. Also we at Empire Health and Wellness are in the process of creating a balance tool that may help in an ordeal such as this. Look toward our Blog in the up and coming weeks for more information regarding balance and stability training.

For more information about getting ready for a pain free and active spring feel free to contact us at 518-690-4406, visit our website at www.empirehwc.com or email us at ehwc7@nycap.rr.com.

William R. Milhizer PT, DPT