Snowboarding with a Toe Injury: How Physical Therapy Saved My Spring Break

Hey, hey, hey! What's cracking, folks?

Stephen Dunn, owner of CORE Therapy & Pilates in Austin, Texas, here with a little review for my two rockstar therapists who helped me get ready for a snowboarding trip over spring break.

So, picture this: I'm all geared up to hit the slopes with the family, but my toe injury from seven years ago decides to make an unwelcome comeback. It had been giving me trouble for a while, and I'd been doing my best to prepare with balance work and strengthening exercises.  But when it came down to it, I needed a little extra help from the pros.

claire waving - 5 star review

Enter Dr. Claire, our new physical therapist, who worked her magic on my toe and heel and even found some other problem areas up the chain.

claire treating

I was feeling better than ever after a few sessions with her... until my back started acting up. Of course, it had to happen right before a big trip, because why not, right? But that's where Dr. Danny came in and saved the day. He worked his magic on my back and the nerve symptoms shooting down my leg, and just like that, I was ready to hit the road.


Dr Danny Masters, Physical Therapist

Now, let me tell you, snowboarding in the powder is no joke.  But thanks to the care I received from my therapists, I was able to tear it up for three whole days with no pain or injuries.  I even took a little tumble trying to keep up with my youngest kiddo, but that's just par for the course.  And the best part?  I made it through a grueling 15-hour drive back home with no issues.


So, what's the moral of the story here? 

Don't be afraid to seek out professional help when you need it. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just trying to get back into a favorite hobby, there's no shame in admitting you need a little extra support. If you're in the Austin area, come check out CORE Therapy & Pilates and let our expert team get you back to doing what you love. Peace out!

See what the May Clinic has to say about toe injuries...

Learn more about Dr. Claire and why she joined our team.

What are your goals? What do you want to get back to doing? What are you not able to do?  For me, I was most concerned about how snowboarding, the drive, and what snowboarding would do to my foot, toe, and back.

Call 512-215-4227 to tell us your story and what you want to get back to safely...