Ski Assessments

Whether you are preparing for a forthcoming ski trip or you are recovering from a skiing injury, we have just the thing, the Skier’s Edge. The Skier’s Edge is a machine to match your skiing goals.

The Skier’s Edge Machine

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Whether you are preparing for a forthcoming ski trip or you are recovering from a skiing injury, we have just the thing, the Skier’s Edge. The Skier’s Edge is a machine to match your skiing goals. It the most complete ski performance technical conditioning system. It is the only way to replicate the forces involved in skiing as it specifically trains the muscles you use in alpine skiing. Whether you want to master tight turns, deep powder, steep bumps or cruising runs, the Skier’s Edge machine will deliver results quickly. Plus, once the ski season is over, they’re the best cross-training machines available.

 

 

Graham Bell, 5 times Olympic Skier and Ski Sunday Presenter says…..

“The Skier’s Edge is the most specific ski training tool on the market, it targets the muscles you use for Alpine Skiing and delivers a high end cardiovascular work out. There is no better way to get fit for skiing. Because the Skier’s Edge is totally non-impact it is ideal for injury rehabilitation, it is a great way to strengthen ankles and knees in the lateral plane, which is essential for skiing and other sports such as rugby and tennis. The British Alpine Ski Team have been using the Skier’s Edge since 2001, and I have been distributing them in the UK since 2003.

As well as improving fitness, the Skier’s Edge can actually improve ski technique, by encouraging the user to adopt a more dynamic position, stabilizing their core muscles, and through working on parallel edging. In before and after tests, I have seen the difference that six weeks training on the Skier’s Edge has made to peoples skiing. Please call Pro Physiotherapy for a chance to try out the Skier’s Edge.”

Full Skiers MOT, Ski Assessment and Technique Training Session

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A fitness assessment and ski technique training session using the Skiers Edge mountain classic machine for assessing vital lateral control in addition to forward / backward control . The physiotherapist will do a thorough assessment on all aspects of your ski fitness level and include an assessment of your core strength and assess the stability of your joints and ligaments.

Length of assessment: Cost of assessment:
60 minutes £55.00

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Freestyle using the Skiers Edge Mountain Classic Machine

Following a 1:1 session with a physiotherapist for assessment and technique training on the Skiers Edge Mountain Classic machine (30 minutes – £35.00) you can use the machine as and when you want (providing that we are in the building!) with unlimited use for 6 months. Sessions must be booked in advance.

Cost: Times:
£50.00 for 6 months usage Ask a member of the team for opening hours

Why not buy someone a ski fit voucher as a gift?

Personalised Ski Assessment and Technique Training Session

A fitness assessment and ski technique training session using the Skiers Edge mountain classic machine for assessing vital lateral control in addition to forward / backward control .

Once you have had the 1:1 teaching you can book into either the Ski Fit Exercise Class or book the 6 months usage of the machine. Alternatively if you want to continue with 1:1 training these sessions can be arranged.

Book an appointment with a member of staff

Length of assessment: Cost of assessment:
30 minutes £45.00

The Experts…

Catherine “Kate” Robertson

Achieved a distinction in her Physiotherapy Masters in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003. She works closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants at St George’s Hospital, London and at Frimley NHS Trust.  She has over 20 years experience in treating patients.

She also works as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in Orthopaedic Spine Clinic and performs peripheral injections and is training to perform spinal injections. She completed her Diploma in Injection Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 and finds that using corticosteroid injections as an adjunct to physiotherapy can be exceptionally useful and successful. Kate completed her non-medical Independent Prescribing course from the University of Brighton in 2017 and therefore has the ability to prescribe the necessary medications for the injection without the need for you to see your GP for the prescription.

Kate has excellent experience in treating lower limb injuries and assessing biomechanical issue, as well as her experience in managing patients with spinal injuries and pain.

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Victoria O’Gorman

Victoria O’Gorman qualified from The University of Birmingham with a first class honours degree in 2001.

The first seven years of her career were spent in the NHS. She then went to work at the English Medical Centre in the French ski resort of Val d’Isere where she was their physiotherapist for two winter seasons. On returning from the mountains in 2009 she joined the ProPhysiotherapy team.

Victoria has a special interest in sports injuries and lower limb rehabilitation.

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Emma Tebbutt

Emma graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014 after previously completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2012.

Since graduating, Emma has had experience in the Australian public hospital system where she saw patients in a variety of medical wards such as Orthopaedics, ICU, Rehab and various Surgical wards. This has given her an excellent medical background to her area of clinical interest, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She has a specific interest in Lower limb injuries, post-operative rehabilitation of arthroscopy patients as well as Total knee and hip replacement patients.

Emma’s passion for staying fit and healthy helps drive her motivation to get her patients back to optimal function and wellbeing.

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Sarah Healy

BSc MCSP

Sarah qualified in 2011 from Oxford Brookes University with First Class Honours in BSc Physiotherapy, and concurrently completed a Sports Massage Diploma. She is trained in APPI Pilates Matwork Level 1 and 2, and AACP Acupuncture Accredited.

Since qualifying Sarah has worked in the NHS and Private medical sectors within the UK and with local football and rugby teams. Sarah particularly enjoyed her time working with a ski physiotherapy company in France and with a Pilates company in Cape Town. She is well travelled!

Her broad experience has enabled her to gain valuable knowledge of the assessment, treatment and management of patients with a variety of neurological, respiratory, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Her area of clinical interest now lies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy where she enjoys treating both upper and lower limb sporting and non-sporting injuries, conditions and post operative rehabilitation patients. Her area of particular special interest is in the management of patients with scoliosis. Sarah remains evidence-based in her treatment approach and adopts a combination of manual techniques and exercise therapy to bring about the best results for her patients.

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Alexandra Kallistratou

Alexandra is passionate about her job as a physiotherapist. She finished her masters at Coventry University in 2012 and since then she has been working in various private physiotherapy clinics.

Her areas of expertise include musculoskeletal overuse conditions and sports injuries, and she has a specific interest in spinal and shoulder joint pathologies.

Alexandra combines various treatments techniques in order to achieve the treatment goals, including manual therapy techniques, trigger point release, acupuncture and exercise prescription.

She has a particular interest in research, providing all her patients with evidence based practice and up to date physiotherapy techniques, and she hopes to finish her PhD soon!

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