I have tried searching the internet for a long time for potential solutions. I have yet to find anyone with similar circumstances to me or any possible solutions. I'm hoping someone here may be able to help.
I'm 29 and when I was 16 I broke my left foot playing rugby. It healed badly and the NHS was unable to offer me surgery to fix it. As such, my mobility is limited and I have dealt with pain in this foot for 14 years. Due to this (and not wanting to live on painkillers) I subconsciously started to put most of my weight on my right foot. My posture is now fairly bad as when I stand upright I lean on to my right foot.
This is my second season snowboarding in Whistler and I noticed from my second day this has affected my riding. I find myself continually not balanced over the board. I ride regular and am constantly leaning on my back leg. This almost works in my favour in powder but as soon as I get on a groomer I notice issues.
I have tried to fix this issue myself over the past years with mobility and strengthening exercises but to no avail. While my left foot is definitely stronger and more mobile than it was 4/5 years ago, I still find myself rarely putting weight on it and as soon as I start going down the hill I end up leaning back.
Just wondering if anyone has any tips for correcting balance because of this issue? Apologies for the long winded first post. Any help or suggestions are much appreciated.