Preventing Downhill Skiing Injuries – Facts and Safety Tips

Perfect skiing scene. A snow-covered ski resort with cable car, ready for skiing.

Facts on Downhill Skiing Injuries How many skiers? The Exercise, Recreation and Sports Survey (ERASS) conducted in 2014 estimated that 277,200 Australians participated in snow and ice sports in the 12 months prior to the survey. Downhill skiers represent 75% of participants in snow sports, with a broad range of age groups and skill levels … Read more

Preventing Cross-Country Skiing Injuries – Facts and Safety Tips

Challenging cross-country skiing terrain. Snow-covered mountains and forest.

Facts on Cross-Country Skiing Injuries How many cross-country skiers? Cross-country skiing is a popular sport for participants of all ages and skill levels. The 2014 Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) estimated 227,900 Australians participated in snow and ice sports during the previous 12 months, with cross-country skiers accounting for approximately 20% of all participants. … Read more

Winter ‘Wound’erland

Feet warming by fireplace

Avoid Injury This Winter – Well there is a distinct sense that the days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the air. It’s hard enough to get motivated for winter activity, having to battle the cold, the wind and the rain, let alone having to deal with an injury.  To avoid the … Read more