Blog Title: Skiing – It’s more than ‘Benz Ze Knees’– advice from a #Shepperton Chiropractor

Blog Summary: Sensible advice for skiers from Shepperton Chiropractic Clinic

Skiing holiday planned – are you prepared?

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your ski break.

Before the holiday.
You wouldn’t expect to run a marathon without preparation – the same with skiing. Having spent the last few months (probably 8 or more) without skiing – and especially if it’s your first time skiing - your body needs to get itself prepared.

Endurance            Strength            Balance            Flexibility

These are the four main areas you need to work on to get your body ready.

Before for the Skiing
Before heading out in the morning – warm up. The idea of a warm-up is to increase the core temperature in the body, and allow the muscles to be eased into action. This will help you perform better throughout the day, and will prevent injuries.
Drink plenty of water. The muscles need a constant supply of blood, which will be reduced in the case of dehydration. This will also lead to symptoms such as cramps, fatigue, and even headache.
Remember - you need more water when exercising at higher altitudes.

After the Skiing
After leaving the slopes and showering – get those stretches going again. The muscles have been contracting heavily the whole day, they need to be returned to their resting length. This will prevent the worst soreness the following day, reduce the likelihood of injuries, and increase your performance.

The golden rule here is ENJOY.

After the Holiday
Let’s hope the skiing break did not turn into another sort of break or injury. But if it did, contact Shepperton Chiropratic Clinic for their advice – they are always happy to help.


This advice is brought to you with the compliments of Mika at Shepperton Chiropratic Clinic – to read the full article please visit SKIING or for more information Email or give us a call at the clinic on 01932 - 429584

Shepperton Chiropractic Clinic have regular features covering such topics as sitting correctly – driving in the correct position – core stability etc, feel free to view the other articles available on the site.

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I was in so much pain last week I couldn’t imagine that I would feel this much better in 7 days
Heather Penncock

I first went to Mika About 2 months ago. I could not walk straight line or very far. I was also in pain as I have had two knee replacements. After about 3 weeks I can now walk upright and in a straight line. Also a lot of pain relief. I cannot recommend this practice enough.
Frank Whittington

I have been working with Dr Mika Janhunen of Shepperton Chirorpactic Clinic for four years. During this time he has not only been able to help me overcome various niggling injuries and to enjoy better health, but has been able to improve the performance of a number of my golf coaching clients as well. His detailed knowledge of the human body and the complexity of the golf swing movement pattern is virtually unrivalled in terms of results that I have ever seen. I will continue to refer my players to see Mika, and would encourage anyone to do the same.
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