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Stay Safe on the Slopes

Posted 2/3/2015 by UHBlog

Always get your doctor’s okay before starting a new exercise routine. Winter is in full swing and the cold temperatures are making it easy for either Mother Nature or snow machines to cover the slopes in powder. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or snowboarder, or you’re new to these popular wintertime sports, these tips from orthopaedic surgeon Daniel Zanotti, MD, can help you stay safe on the slopes. “One of the things that people may not realize is how physical skiing a...

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Best Stretches for Skiing

Posted 1/2/2015 by UHBlog

Always get your doctor’s okay before starting a new exercise routine. Time on the slopes can leave you exhilarated – but exhausted, and even prone to injury. The right stretching routine will help keep you limber so you’re less likely to hurt yourself. But don’t worry about making time to stretch before you ski. “There’s no evidence that stretching beforehand reduces injury,” says pediatric sports medicine specialist Amanda Weiss Kelly, MD. “In ge...

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