As much fun as skiing is, it really can cause lots of bumps and bruises or worse, broken bones and blown out knees. I unfortunately had the privilege of experiencing the latter last January. I was finally released from PT for my knee last week but two days later ended up back in the doctor's office with some serious low back pain. A problem that decided to present itself while losing my balance during some plyometric exercises. Turns out it was what the Chiropractor was calling a subluxation of the lumbar spine and a result of my body taking a beating after many years of skiing and 6 months of overcompensating on one side. I think this is the first time ever I want summer to last longer so I have more time before the season starts.
I was hoping to comeback strong and I have a feeling between my back and my knee it's going to be uncomfortable, sore and feel weird. However I still have hopes of skiing everyday possible and maybe even trying to do some big mountain comps. Both seem like impossible goals right now but as Warren Miller said “If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do.”
I wanted ask the community if there was anything you wish you could have done better before your first season back after having ACL surgery or any other injury? Whether it was wishing you'd kept up with PT, herbal hippie remedies, a killer conditioning program that you did or doing an inhuman amount of squats and lunges. I'm open to any suggestions and would like to learn from your experiences.