Snowboarding: Injury Prevention & Performance

by: Catherine Logan, MD

Ex Rx

Exercises can help elite competitors and weekend riders avoid suffering on the slopes.

Over the past few decades, snowboarding has quickly become one of the fastest-evolving and most popular winter season sports. The impressive combination of power, velocity and technique make this activity appealing to both recreational riders and high-level competitors. But speed, terrain, gravity and the unique snowboard stance also create the potential for injury.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 11

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About the Author

Catherine Logan, MD

Catherine Logan, MD IDEA Author/Presenter

Catherine A. Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine in Denver, CO. She is also a team physician for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Logan was a physical therapist and personal trainer for seven years, and due to this experience, focuses her academic research on post-surgical rehabilitation protocols and return to play. She may be contacted at or found at