Balance keeps the body moving efficiently. The right combination of exercise, rest, and nutrition maintains healthy tissue in the musculoskeletal system, while proper posture, alignment, and conditioning distribute forces through the muscles and joints in a balanced way. Overwork or underutilize any of these components and you risk a system breakdown.
Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn screamed as she tumbled down the mountain at the super-G World Championships in Austria, tearing two knee ligaments and fractured her shin bone. She’ll be out for the rest of the season with the Olympics just one year away. Event footage courtesy of “Universal Sports.” NBC’s Chris Jansing reports.
My goal as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine is to return my patients to their active lifestyle. For some this might mean an Ironman competition, while for others it is a walk around New York City.