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Stretch Physiotherapy Offers ‘Pre-Hab’ Ski Tips To Festive Holidaymakers

The Essex-based physio clinic has released a handy fitness guide for those jetting off for a ski holiday this winter.

 
PRLog - Dec. 18, 2012 - CHELMSFORD, U.K. -- The blog post, which is titled ‘Are you ski fit?’, seeks to introduce the concept of ‘pre-hab’ to those who want to get in shape before their holiday and ultimately improve their ski-ing technique.  

Author Amanda Peck, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist from Stretch’s clinic in Chelmsford, Essex, has used the article to outline the importance of thoroughly preparing the body for the physical demands of this type of holiday.

“Most of us underestimate the strain ski-ing can put on our bodies,” she says. “The key is to start your pre-holiday fitness plan around four to five weeks in advance. This gives you enough time to improve your fitness and stamina and strengthen the parts of your body that are going to struggle the most in a ski environment, such as your legs and buttock area.”

The article contains several basic exercises that can be carried out at home (without the need for any complex gym equipment). Ski enthusiasts can condition their legs for long walks in the snow by carrying out squats and lunges and focusing on simple yet effective inner thigh exercises, whilst holidaymakers and professional skiers alike can improve their overall agility by alternating between sets of jumping and hopping. She also suggests working on the core muscles through an exercise known as ‘bridging’, which will strengthen the glutes and hamstrings.

Amanda is currently developing her skills in exercise rehabilitation with the Australian Institute of Physiotherapy and Pilates, so felt it important to emphasise that sticking to a fitness plan before an upcoming trip will help to prevent injury out on the slopes. Though the recorded number of ski injuries has declined dramatically in the last few decades, recent statistics show that as many as 4 people in every 1000 will hurt themselves whilst skiing – a figure that the International Ski Federation is fighting to reduce in order to transform the sport’s so-called ‘dangerous’ reputation.

Many more insightful posts on a range of musculoskeletal health topics can be found on Stretch’s website.

Stretch Physiotherapy & Pilates is based in Chelmsford, boasting a wide range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy expertise in their well equipped private clinic.  In addition to offering specialist physiotherapy, the team also offer massage treatments, acupuncture and one-to-one Pilates training. More information can be found at http://www.stretchphysio.co.uk.

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