It’s impossible to prevent skiing accidents entirely, but there are some things you can do beforehand to minimise the risk of injury. Ensuring your body is in the best shape before you even hit the slopes makes a huge difference and goes a long way to minimising injury risk. Having a physiotherapy assessment prior to your ski trip can help iron out any niggles, as well as identify and address any areas of weakness to minimise the risk of serious injury. By being in good physical shape, your recovery will be quicker. Ensuring you have adequate fitness levels and good muscle strength in your lower limbs, especially your quads, is key.
ACL injuries often occur when you sit too far back when landing a jump or by twisting at the knee during turns, so good technique is very important too. Even if you’re unfortunate enough to have a skiing accident, the severity of the injury can be reduced and recovery improved if you’re in good shape to start with. Following expert advice post-injury is vital to ensure your recovery is effective and not delayed.