TCR-27-Preventing-Ski-Injuries,-Choosing-Equipment-and-Staying-Safe-on-The-Call-Room-with-Dr.-Robert-BerryToday on The Call Room, we’re talking about safety on the slopes and protecting ourselves and our loved ones. Ski season is almost here and I have had many people asking me for advice about their upcoming trips. These people are very aware of the risks of skiing and that there is much you can overlook in your preparation. So what can we do to mitigate our risk of ski injuries and have a great time on the slopes instead of coming to see me?

Listen in to learn about the most common ski injuries, what you can do to prevent them, and how you can prepare to have a fun and safe ski outing.

“When all of us who are flatlanders head up to the mountain, if you are not acclimated, it takes or so to get acclimated to the altitude.” – Dr. Robert Berry

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Show Notes:

  • The first thing you should always do before you learn to ski to ensure your safety
  • How altitude sickness surprises most first-time skiers
  • The importance of staying hydrated
  • Why you need to truly understand your ability in relation to ski slope difficulty
  • What clothing can protect you most from ski injuries
  • How a helmet is one of the most important things you can buy to prevent ski injuries
  • Why rentals can help you buy better equipment for you
  • Reduce your ski injuries by being honest with the people fitting you for your equipment
  • Why formal instruction is so important, but why it isn’t enough to keep you safe
  • Why learning how to fall properly is such a useful skill
  • How to physically prepare properly for your ski trip
  • Why despite how unintuitive it is, you should bring sunscreen!
“Maintaining a good state of hydration helps to ward off many problems skiiers experience.” – Dr. Robert Berry