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Four Track Skiing - Testing Balance, Leg Strength, And Stability

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Four track skiing is stand up skiing using two skis with two hand-held outriggers for balance.

In addition, students may use a variety of other stabilizing equipment.

It provides student with four-points of contact with the snow. It is also designed for those with leg strength and/or stability issues.

So, anyone who has those issues should try four track skiing.

Adaptive Skiing: Coaching Fundamentals for Four-Track Skiers

COPYRIGHT_SPINE: Published on https://spinal-injury.net/four-track-skiing/ by Dr. Bill Butcher on 2022-10-26T23:43:05.675Z

Skiing - Aid To Recovery

People with these impairments might use four track skiing:

  • cerebral palsy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • post-polio
  • spinal cord injury
  • stroke
  • muscular dystrophy
  • spina bifida
  • amputees
A male skier in colorful ski clothes skiing in Vail, Colorado
A male skier in colorful ski clothes skiing in Vail, Colorado

The Outriggers

Outriggers are metal elbow crutches with the tip section of a ski pivoted on the bottom of the crutch.

Some outriggers have adjustable brakes attached to the back edge of the ski to give some speed control.

Outriggers are used to aid balance and/or to give support. Outriggers are used by mono-skiers, bi-skiers and standing skiers needing aid with balance.

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Dr. Bill Butcher

Dr. Bill Butcher - With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Bill Butcher aims to provide a repository for educational materials, sources of information, details of forthcoming events, and original articles related to the medical field and about health subjects that matter to you. His goal is to help make your life better, to help you find your way when faced with healthcare decisions, and to help you feel better about your health and that of your family. Bill received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and spent his entire career helping people find the health and medical information, support, and services they need. His mission is to help millions of people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.

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