Here I’ll cover 8 best stretches for snowboarders to help you play on the slopes longer and avoid injuries.
Snow bunnies unite! The season for getting some fresh powder is upon us. I am positive everyone in Canberra has noticed the start of the really cold weather and that the ski season has begun early this year! We, as therapists, certainly know from a rehabilitation setting that this is the beginning of serious injuries coming into the clinic from snowboarding and other snow sports.
Today I would like to walk you through some of the more common injuries whilst out on your snowboard as well as a handy guide to keep you snowboarding for longer and safer. My esteemed colleague Simon has presented us with a skiing guide here. While the stretches outlined here are aimed at snowboarders, as a general rule the stretches are adaptable for any activity in winter.
For a more general guide on stretching and increasing flexibility, Jenna has put together her top 5 stretches below.