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US Ski & Snowboard recently hosted a course titled “Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding”, which is required training for all physical therapists and athletic trainers working with the team during competitions. As the name would imply, we learned about emergency management of acute injuries: application of cervical collars, tourniquets, back boards, distraction splints, and plenty of other nasty scenarios we hope to never see.  Thankfully, cross country skiing tends to be lower risk when...

Cambridge Sports Union has completed its on-line survey examining the prevalence of chronic  exertional compartment  syndrome (CECS) within the competitive nordic ski community in North America. The purpose of the survey was to gauge the extent of CECS among cross-country skiers, and to collect data that contributes  to understanding the etiology of CECS. Fifty coaches responded to the survey, representing roughly 1,500 athletes. The teams represented include  youth and regional clubs, the U.S. and Canadian...