Skier Knee Injuries – Part 3: If you are injured.

Despite our best prevention efforts discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, sometimes injury is unavailable. We know if a skier is injured, more than 40% of the time it is a knee that is involved. You injure your knee on the slopes – now what? Situation and Safety.  Regain your composure…

Preventing Skier Knee Injuries, Part 2: On The Hill.

You arrive prepared and excited to ski, with well serviced bindings, appropriate skis, decent fitness and a stylish helmet, as we discussed in Part 1. Now that you are on the hill, how can you minimize injury risk while maximizing fun? Lessons. If you are a beginner skier, seeking to get on more challenging terrain,…

What is a Sports Medicine Physician?

First, a little background on the educational pathway for doctors (physicians) in general. A candidate doctor will attend a medical school, typically for 4 years. They graduate and are then called “doctor,” but their practical knowledge/skill is limited. So, almost every doctor attends a residency program for 3 or more years after medical school. The…

What is “Sports Medicine” ?

“Sports Medicine” is a phrase that gets used frequently by orthopedic surgeons, medical physicians, personal trainers, Athletic Trainers, massage therapists, dietitians, nutritionists, chiropractors, exercise physiologists and I’m probably missing a few… but what does “Sports Medicine” really mean? Brukner & Kahn’s Clinical Sports Medicine, probably the best textbook on the subject, defines sports medicine as…