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Common Snow Injuries - How Complete Care Osteo Can Help You?

Navigating when the winter wonderland throws a curve (snow) ball at you!

It is that time of the year again when we dust off our snow gear and head for the slopes. Whether you enjoy a snowball fights or are a keen snowboarder or skier, mother nature can throw some icy curveballs at you, in the form of snow related injuries.

For many people winter activities are only enjoyed for a couple of months a year, meaning your body may not be accustomed to the specific movements of the activities you are engaging in.

Muscle fatigue and soreness is a very common symptom however some more nasty injuries maybe hiding behind the surface.

Common skiing/snowboarding-related injuries we see include:

  • Knee: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprains or tears, meniscus tears, patella (knee-cap) dislocation and bony fractures.

  • Head and Neck: concussion and whiplash-type injuries.

  • Spinal: neck and lower back sprains or impact injuries/fractures

  • Shoulder: Rotator Cuff strains or tears, and shoulder dislocations

  • Wrist and thumb: Fractures and sprains

Getting an professional assessment as soon as you can help reduce your recovery period and get you back on the slopes!

At Complete Care Osteo we will do more that just treating the creaks and cracks from your snow adventures. We take a holistic approach to treatment and focus on you as a whole and not just the acute injury. This will include a comprehensive hands-on treatment and exercise rehab program specifically tailored to your needs.

If you have had a accident and need help, reach out and book a session 👇👇

(03) 7036 6525

Complete Care Osteopathy, Lilydale, Yarra Valley, Yarra Ranges.

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