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Dr. Brian Kerner, DC, QME | Article

Snowboarding, Skiing, and Chiropractic

10/19/2012
Heading to Tahoe or another location to hit the slopes? Many of you are probably thinking about it. I really enjoy skiing with my family. I learned how to ski when I was a kid and it's one of my favorite sports.

Skiing and snowboarding can be hard on the neck, back, knees, and legs. Especially if you don't go to the mountains that often, you may find yourself with new aches and pains. After skiing and snowboarding, my wife and kids always line up for their adjustments so they could feel good and be ready for the next day of activities.

Like any sport, preventive care is a really good idea. You want to feel the best you can before you go, so you can tackle the slopes and enjoy your vacation.

You can help prevent injuries by stretching your hamstrings, thigh muscles, hips and calves before and after skiing or snowboarding.

I am happy to go over specific stretches with you, as well as answer any questions that you may have. Having a Chiropractic check-up and adjustment will help you feel your best and help reduce the risk of injury.

Also, make sure to wear the proper clothing and gear (including helmet), eat good food, and drink plenty of water.

Injuries can happen even if you are cautious and minding your own business. Last year, my wife was hit by an out of control skiier, but fortunately did not have any injuries. Chiropractic care can help you recover from ski and snowboarding injuries by reducing swelling & inflammation, restoring joint range of motion, and improving nerve function.

To obtain optimal results, professional skiiers and snowboarders often choose Chiropractic care. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Chiropractors provided care inside the Olympic Village.

My goal is to help you stay healthy during the ski and snowboard season. Your treatments at our Office can help you prevent injuries. After hitting the slopes, if you experience any aches/pains and/or have any injuries, make sure to make an appointment. Chiropractic care can help speed up your recovery, so you can get out there again and again.