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 is 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…..

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“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

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 £65.00

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 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 £55.00

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 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:
£80.00 for 6 months usage Ask a member of the team for opening hours

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

The Experts…

Catherine “Kate” Robertson

MSc MCSP

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

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

Clinically she works as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) in Orthopaedic Spine Clinic and performs peripheral injections and spinal injections in the NHS. 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 qualification to prescribe medications where appropriate.

Kate has an excellent knowledge base for treating lower limb injuries and assessing biomechanical issues. Due to her Masters qualification, she enjoys treating all sporting injuries and she specialises in ACL reconstruction and post op knee rehabilitation, and has a particular interest in biomechanical and gait assessments. She worked in Val d’Isere for 2 seasons and has therefore treated numerous skiing injuries. Her NHS work ensures that she provides research based spinal treatments and takes a holistic approach to all patients to help them achieve their goals.

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Alexandra Kallistratou

MSc MMACP MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

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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Sarah Engelbrecht

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003 from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Since then she has worked as a physiotherapist in both the UK and in South Africa. She has also been involved in other areas of health care such as spinal surgery. She has has experience treating patients of any age, from teenagers to the elderly.

She is a keen runner, and has always been the go-to person in her running club for any aches and niggles. She loves treating runners of all abilities to help them to achieve their running goals injury free.

She has an interest, and vast experience, with treating neck and lower back injuries, as well as spinal surgery conditions. She enjoys treating sports injuries, work-related pain and other post-operative rehabilitation and recovery treatment.

She worked with the Springbok rugby team before the 2015 World Cup Rugby. She was also the primary physiotherapist at an ultra 3 day stage mountain bike race.

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Victoria O’Gorman

BSc MCSP

Physiotherapy Specialist

Victoria graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2001 with a first class honours degree. She spent the first 6 years of her career working in the NHS at St George’s Hospital where she became a highly specialised physiotherapist in the out patient department, treating and rehabilitating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries.

Victoria then went to Val d’Isere in the French Alps for 2 winter seasons, where she worked at the English Medical Centre as one of the Principle physiotherapists. During this time Victoria worked alongside the British Ski Team physiotherapist, treating both elite and recreational skiers. This gave Victoria exposure to the triage, assessment and treatment of acute skiing injuries which is a part of her work she is still hugely passionate about.

Victoria started working at ProPhysiotherapy in 2009. She has a special interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of lower limb sporting injuries and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their sporting goals through evidence-based rehabilitation. Victoria treats a number of other conditions including recovery from orthopaedic injuries, ergonomic related back pain as well as ante natal and post natal musculoskeletal pain.

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