With the winter season now upon us, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has indicated that each year approximately 150,000 people seek medical treatment following a snowboarding or skiing mishap. Unfortunately, even a minor winter sporting activity can develop into a long-term issue for someone that likes to ski or snowboard. Fortunately, knowledge of some of these common Winter sporting activities can allow treatment of these issues in an effective manner. Prevention of these injuries is also possible.
Prevention Tips For Winter Sports Injuries
A few effective ways to reduce the injuries received when involved in winter sports include the following:
Some of the best ways to reduce the risk of snow sports injuries include:
It is also extremely helpful to become familiar with various preventative and treatment measures by enrolling in a first aid course.
Enrollment in a basic first aid training course is beneficial for anyone involved in winter sporting activities as it empowers the individual with basic lifesaving skills that can be used to help facilitate treatment of winter sports injuries.
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.