Guest written by Dave Del Vecchio PT, DPT, CSCS, NJ Area Manager at Professional Physical Therapy as commentary to an article on PTProductsOnline.com titled “Orthopaedic Surgeon Offers Tips to Combat Winter Sports Injuries” released on January 18, 2018.
There are some easy and effective exercises that help prevent injury, for people who go from sitting at a desk during the week, to skiing on the weekend. To learn more about how to safely make the most of your winter sport activities, speak to a Physical Therapist. A Physical Therapist can help by developing an exercise program to improve core and hip strength, endurance, and flexibility. Doing hip flexor stretches, planks, single-leg dead lifts, and squats may be a good way to start. Physical Therapy isn’t just for rehabbing injuries, and with Direct Access, many people can benefit from a physical therapy program without a prescription! Direct Access is covered by many insurances and physical therapists*.
Dave Del Vecchio PT, DPT, CSCS
Area Manager, New Jersey
* In accordance with applicable state laws and subject to state limitations/requirements.