Ski Fit Assessment
Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy has introduced a new service that will help snow enthusiasts of all levels from beginners to professional. The specialised Ski Fit Assessment service is offered by physiotherapists that have ski and snowboard experience.
We see many skiiers who complain of early fatigue, knee pain or discomfort, stiffness or pain after a day on the slopes without realising there are ways they can get their body ready for skiing.
How physiotherpaists can help your skiing performance
Physiotherapists, with their advanced knowledge of physiology, biomechanics, motor control and injury management, are uniquely suited to address all the factors that may contribute to skiiers and boarders not feeling their best when out on the slopes.
Many also leave with a specific exercise program to address strength or flexibility limitations. This helps prevent future injuries or pain whilst on the snow.
This specialist snow assessment program is in addition to other sport-specific services, including running assessments and bike fit assessments, which are offered by Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy.
What we offer
Ski Fit appointments can be made at Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy's Jindabyne clinic where the physiotherapist will measure, assess and video analyse your style and movement.
The first stage of the assessment involves:
- Discussion of your skiing/boarding ability and future goals.
- Injury history.
- Discussion of current on and off snow training load, volume and intensity, as well as any warm-up undertaken prior to beginning on snow each day.
- Discussion of current equipment.
The second stage of the assessment involves:
- Overall body assessment, measuring flexibility, strength, muscular endurance, stability and symmetry.
- Functional tests assessing stability, knee control and landing technique.
The third stage of the assessment involves:
- Provision of specific exercise program to address strength or flexibility limitations.
- A comprehensive report can be provided to coach or trainer.
The appointment takes approximately 1 hour and can be claimed from your health fund as physiotherapy services.