Snow Board & Skate Board Injury Prevention

As more snowboarders hit the slopes and features, one must expect a higher incidence of injuries.

The most common injuries for snowboarders are wrist injuries which can vary from a simple strain to a complicated fracture. One way to avoid these injuries are to use wrist splints or a glove with a support built into the glove.

The most severe injury associated with snow boarding is usually very preventable. That often catastrophic injury is a traumatic brain injury. The mode of prevention is a proper fitting helmet.


Anyone who performs a sport with any speed involved, and who could fall onto a hard surface, should always wear a helmet. This included skateboarders, cyclists, roller bladders, ice and roller hockey players, and even kids on scooters.

Anyone who knows a family that experienced a child with traumatic brain injury would insist on this most vital piece of equipment.

Lisa Meyerhof-Jones MS. PT


Andrew Vertson

Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he also earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute.
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