Skiing has been an Olympic sport since the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France. This popular winter sport provides a number of health benefits for both the professional and casual athlete. It offers a great cardio workout while building various muscle groups including hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and hips. Additionally, it can improve balance, flexibility, agility, leg, and core strength.
Common Ski Injuries
There are a wide range of common injuries that can occur while skiing. Knee injuries are very common, particularly injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Shoulder injuries including fractures, dislocations and sprains are also common as skiers often put their arms out to break a fall. Head injuries can also be common and severe.
Preventing Ski Injuries
NEBH experts have a few helpful tips to help prevent injury and keep you safe on the slopes.