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Ski Equipment Warnings

Skiing Safety TIps
Ski bindings have not substantially changed in decades. But skis and ski boot soles have, and therein lies the danger. Many bindings no longer work with all ski boots, and there is a growing mismatch between binding design and ski performance.

Endurance Running: Fit after 50

Ultramarathon Running Recovery Tips
Here are some useful running recovery tips from guest contributor Stephanie Irving, ultra trail runner and veteran of two 100-milers and four 100Ks.

Preventive Healthcare for the Joints

Avoiding Injury
At Stone Clinic we’re often asked, “What can I do to preserve my knees?” The answer: don’t get hurt. Knees can go forever, providing their cartilage and ligaments stay intact. “But how do I not get hurt?”

Skiing with Arthritis

Joint Lubrication Injections
Arthritis used to end people’s skiing lives. No longer. Current non-operative therapies, as well as operative repairs, now have people on the slopes into their 90s. Here's tips on how:

Go Big and Get Hurt

Go Big or Get Hurt
“Go big or go home” is a command that many of us grew up with. But “Go small and get great” is the mantra of the wizened athlete. Which path do you follow? Your choice will determine your health.

Pre-season Fitness Training

Pre-Season Training
Pre-season—whether ski season, basketball, volleyball, or any vigorous sport season—has two goals. The first is to perform better; the second, to reduce injury. What is your program? Here is how to think about it.

Risk Exposure Time

Risk Exposure Time The Stone Clinic
The increasing number of injuries in all sports for all ages begs the question: Is the risk worth it? Can the risks be decreased? How do we increase the fun/time ratio without the injury cost?

Once You Go Soft You are Never Going Back

Once You Go Soft You are Never Going Back The Stone Clinic
Ski boots haven’t changed much in twenty years. Stiff and stiffer cuffs, rounded Italian-molded toe shapes, heavy polyurethane plastics with cold, hard buckles pretty much describes most of the downhill boots on the market. This is about to radically change.

Uncommon Tips for Skiing Safety

Uncommon Tips for Skiing Safety, 2019 The Stone Clinic
Surely you have heard the usual advice: Get strong, stay flexible, don’t take the last run, and ski with a helmet. All fine and good—until you notice that the top skiers on ski teams, along with super fit backcountry skiers, all get hurt too. So let’s think about some of the less common ski tips and see if they keep you safe this year.

Take a Swim

Take a Swim The Stone Clinic
Swimming pools are like boats and golf clubs. The average boat is used 14 days a year, as is the average set of golf clubs. They look good and are expensive, yet they are largely ignored. Here is why you should get wet.

One and Done is Not Enough

One and Done is Not Enough The Stone Clinic
Top skier breaks her leg. Doctor fixes it, gives her narcotics, and sends her home. She’s told to come back in two weeks for a checkup and have the rod taken out in a year. Doctor moves on to the next patient. What is wrong with this picture?

Soccer Makes Us Dumber

Soccer Makes Us Dumber The Stone Clinic
Why is it that the fun and satisfaction of participating in sports overwhelms our recognition that they could significantly destroy our body, be it the knee or the brain?

How to Run Without Pain

How to Run Without Pain The Stone Clinic
Pain and running: Do they have to go together? Not for everybody.
Here, in a nutshell, are my 10 best tips for diminishing pain while running:

Insights on Ski Bindings

Insights on Ski Bindings The Stone Clinic
Most ski bindings have not changed in thirty years. When bindings comply with international safety standards, they do a brilliant job of reducing tibia fractures. However, these fractures account for only 3% of all skiing injuries, while ACL injuries have risen to 20% of skiing injuries. Surprisingly, bindings are not designed to protect the ACL while skiing. Over time, skis have changed in both shape and length—so what is the problem with designing bindings in relation to the ACL?

Time to Stop

Time to Stop The Stone Clinic
“Push through the pain.” “No pain, no gain,” we were told in our youth. These are outside voices – but listening to your body and knowing when to stop is the key to diminishing self-inflicted injuries and lengthening your sports career.
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