The collegiate hockey season already has begun, and the high school and prep season is right around the corner. With any luck, you will escape the unavoidable collisions, slap shots and unrelenting schedule without any significant setbacks. More likely than not, however, bruises will be plentiful and pains will be chronic.
As a hockey athlete competing at a high level, nothing is more important that taking care of your body on and off the ice. I offer you the staples of self-care that will benefit your orthopedic integrity over the course of the winter battles.