ARMONK, N.Y. – A great ski season in the region can mean more than skiing. Unfortunately, it can also mean injuries.
In an effort to keep them at a minimum, orthopedic surgeons of the ONS Foundation in Greenwich, Conn., and ski experts from Hickory & Tweed in Armonk will give a free seminar on ski and snowboard injury prevention on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the North Castle Library.
Surgeons Steven Hindman and Tim Greene and physical therapist Chalon Lefebvre, along with Hickory & Tweed owner Skip Beitzel, will team up for their annual “Ski Conditioning and Injury Prevention” presentation. This is the first time in the 10-year history of the seminar that it is being held in Armonk rather than Connecticut.
The seminar will include tips for safe skiing and demonstrations of conditioning and strengthening exercises to help skiers and snowboarders prepare. Information on treatments for common injuries, such as a ruptured ACL and skier’s thumb, will be discussed, including both surgical and non-surgical approaches.
Hickory & Tweed, a premiere ski shop located at 410 Main St., will have staff on hand to talk about the importance of equipment fit and maintenance, while showing the industry's latest advancements.
“Our part is to present the newest technology in skiing today,” said Beitzel. “Whether its skis, snowboards or boots, we’ll be there to show people what today's newest innovations do to enhance safety.”
While the seminar is free and open to the public, registration is requested. Call 203-869-3131 to register, or visit www.ons-foundation.org.