Ski/Ride Strong: An ACL/Knee Injury Prevention and Performance Program

By Tiffany Coletta

A collaborative class offering from:

Excel PT HealthBalance

“Ski/Ride Strong: An ACL/Knee Injury Prevention & Performance Program”

October 11 – November 17, 2011

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

at HealthBalance, 2030 Stadium Drive, Bozeman

12 evening sessions ~ Cost: $300

Class Size is Limited to 15 Participants

This 12 session program is aimed at decreasing the incidence of skier/snowboarder injuries and improving sport performance.  Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee are relatively common in skiing.  In addition to putting you out for the season, they are costly: the cost of an ACL injury per athlete is approximately $17,000 (including surgery and rehabilitation).

Injury prevention programs focusing on strengthening, agility, jumping and landing, all with the emphasis on learning proper technique, have been shown to be effective in reducing non-contact ACL injuries.

Prevent costly common lower extremity injuries in skiing & snowboarding while improving your skiing/snowboarding performance. This comprehensive program will help you learn how to cut, pivot, jump and land with proper technique utilizing the latest sports medicine research on injury prevention to keep you on the mountain as well as the latest human performance equipment to track your improvement.

Under the direction of Excel Physical Therapy’s sports physical therapist, Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS and HealthBalance’s exercise physiologist, Eddie Davila, MS, HFS, you will receive advanced sports-oriented training to improve your skiing/snowboarding strength, endurance, agility, coordination, and speed.

Hurry! Register by October 4th

Space limited to the first 15 registrants

Contact HealthBalance @ 406.922.2078 or email:

Thank you to our patients who share their success stories with us.  The following update is from a Bozeman patient of ours who recently completed rehab with Jason following knee surgery.    After her surgery and rehab, she completed demanding hikes in the Highland Mary Lakes and Grand Turk regions in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado.  She writes to Jason "...Again, my thanks for your persistence and ability to prescribe what was needed."    Congratulations to D.H. for taking on these demanding long-distance hikes with elevations up to 12,400 feet!  May her inspiring endeavor be an inspiration to others and especially, you, as well!

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