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Wrist mishaps move to shoulders [news]

Fitness is one way of dodging injury in the ski season, which can especially damage the wrists and shoulders of snowboarders. Picking up an injury halfway through the ski season can, at best, be a minor irritation. At worst you may find yourself packing the gear away and watching boarders and skiers gliding down unspoilt slopes with the sun on their backs - at home on a DVD. Hurrumph.

So it's timely to address the most common injuries and, more importantly, how to avoid them.

For expert advice I turned to experienced Christchurch physiotherapist Susan Vodder, of Muscle People Physiotherapy, who is also a keen skier and snowshoer.   The most common injuries for snowboarders are wrist fractures and shoulder dislocations.

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