You Free Ski Guide

Call 01285 654059 or email

Should You Wear A Knee Brace?

This has always been the million dollar question! Knee injuries are a fact of life in any sport, but over the past 30-35 years serious knee sprains, usually involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), have become an inherent risk of modern Alpine skiing, with more than 70,000 sustained each year by skiers.

The ACL, located near the center of the knee, helps to maintain proper alignment of the load-bearing surfaces. Injury to the ACL can result in an unstable knee, which may lead to expensive surgery or a lengthy period of rehabilitation if the injured skier is to resume an active lifestyle.

Events leading up to ACL injury are subtle, giving the skier little or no warning of impending injury.

Or Book Your Appointment Now

Download your SKI Guide today!

ACL Awareness programs provide three independent strategies for dealing with this lack of warning:

  • Avoid altogether high risk behavior
  • Routinely correct poor skiing technique 
  • Recognise and respond quickly and effectively to potentially dangerous situations

Although there are many ways in which knee injuries can occur in skiing, this eBook concentrates on the two most common scenarios, the Phantom Foot and the Boot Induced.

Plus, you can download our other guides Free !

Types of ACL

The Phantom Foot ACL

It involves the tail of the ski, a lever which points in a direction opposite that of the foot.

The Boot Induced ACL

The boot induced mechanism occurs when a skier lands off balance to the rear whilst attempting a jump.

In A Nutshell…

There are two key things you need to remember:

  • Don't jump unless you know where and how to land.  
  • Land on both skis, if possible Keep your knees flexed and weight forward.
  • Book an appointment if you're already injured

Download your free Ski Guide

Why Do People Choose The Markland Clinic ?

Excellent Quality of Service

We are one of the few clinics in the UK run by a specialist McKenzie therapist.

If you experience back pain with or without sciatica please consult with us. Our job is to help you understand the cause of your pain and how to resolve it as quickly as possible.

We don’t believe in a ‘cookie cutter’ approach where all pain is treated equally and understand that each and every client has their own unique set of challenges and circumstances. Instead, we want you to be able to get back to feeling like yourself again FAST and without the need for unnecessary drugs which only treat the symptoms, but don’t cure the problem.

Where are we located?

You can come and find us at the

Cotswold Leisure Centre,



Call 01285 654059 or email

What Our Customers Say

Latest Posts and news

Tracey’s Experience
Working with Physios! Tracey our wonderful receptionist talks about her experience of the Markland Clinic and how lucky it can[...]
Kate dislocated her shoulder in her sleep!
Kate Markland, owner of the Markland Clinic recently dislocated her shoulder whilst asleep! Watch her take you through what happened[...]
Mental Health Awareness – How we can all play our part
In England 1 in 8 men have a mental health problem. Yet men are least likely to speak to someone[...]
Martina’s Journey
Martina was suffering from bad back pain which was very painful. She had to take a year out of work,[...]
Darren’s Journey
Darren Smith our Client of the Month! Here's Darren's Story... Darren was diagnosed with a rare liver condition secondary to[...]
We Appreciate Each and Every One of You!
The Markland Clinic Team would like to say thank you to all our clients for choosing us and trusting us[...]
GUEST BLOG – By Dr Caroline Purkhardt
Personal Transition and Business Team Coach  The Psychology of Rehabilitation  Two very different sporting injuries completely changed my approach to[...]
Client Story – ACL Knee Ligament Injury
What happens when you have an ACL Injury? At the Markland clinic, we see lots of patients with acute injuries. This[...]
10 years of The Markland Clinic!
We can hardly believe that we are in our 10th Year of The Markland Clinic! Hi, I'm Kate, the owner[...]
Double Knee Surgery
A Client's Journey Every now and then in our blogs, we like to congratulate and commend some of our patients[...]

Copyright 2019, The Markland Clinic