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What Preventive Steps Can Women Take Before Ski Season Starts? - Dr. Hacker (VIDEO)

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Dr. Hacker explains what a woman can do to avoid injury before ski season begins.

Dr. Hacker:
So before the ski season starts, there’s a number of things that people can focus on to try to minimize the risk of injury and maximize the amount of fun they can have, and that all has to do with conditioning, balance, control of their extremities, and having muscles ready to take on the stresses and strains of hitting the slopes.

There are many different approaches to that to work on that balance and overall muscle control. For example, the BOSU® is an excellent way to try to maintain core strength and condition your core strength, while at the same time strengthening muscles and getting your body ready for those bumps as you head down the hill.

About Dr. Hacker, M.D., M.S.:
Dr. Hacker specializes in sports medicine, both on and off the field. Dr. Hacker completed extensive training in bioengineering at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and was given a Regent's Fellowship as well as a National Science Foundation Honorable Mention for his work. He completed a Master's Thesis in Engineering on the properties of meniscal tissue in addition to multiple projects including pioneering research in ACL healing and repair. He then served as director of the Coutts Institute in San Diego, a leading center for Orthopaedic research. Dr. Hacker completed an orthopedic research fellowship studying the ability to grow and transplant cartilage.

Visit Dr. Hacker at the Alvarado Orthopedic Medical Group