While we’ve had an unseasonably warm winter in New York City this year, other parts of the country are offering just as many cold weather activities as ever. Whether you’re jetting off to Aspen, Jackson Hole, or Lake Tahoe, you should be confident in your abilities and experience the thrill of winter sports. It’s important to remember to stretch, drink plenty of water, and enhance your balance and coordination by doing simple aerobic exercises no less than a week before you plan on hitting the slopes.
According to Dr. Langran, a correspondent for Ski-Injury.com, “In terms of injury rates, most ski physicians agree that boarding carries a slightly higher risk of injury than alpine skiing – between 3-6 injuries per thousand boarder days (as compared to 2-3 per thousand days for alpine skiing injuries).” The average winter sportsman spends approximately 12 days engaging in active participation on the mountain, meaning that you should anticipate an injury, whether it be a torn meniscus, a sprained ankle, or an UCL injury, at least once every 16 years. If you may have pushed yourself too far on the slopes, know that you can remain your athletic self by sporting Reboundwear™, a line of multi-functional post-surgery and physical therapy athletic wear, while you’re on the road to recovery. While still being shapely, our attire accommodates your surgical cast or boot, and allows you to stay in the comfort of your own clothes at the doctor’s office thanks to our patent-pending zippered design. You may have suffered a dislocated shoulder, a twisted knee, or a bruised ego, but Reboundwear™ will help you on your journey to get back onto the slopes again before all the snow has melted.