July 2013

Mr. Edge writes book on skating injuries

Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury, published on July 3, addresses the current information gap about causes of injury and strategies for prevention in figure skaters.

The book’s author is John Harmata, president of Arena Sports & Consulting Services/ Geppetto’s Skate Shop in Naperville, IL, who writes about figure skating on his Ask Mr. Edge website. Contributing consultants include Chicago-area practitioners Robert A. Weil, DPM, and Gina Pongetti, MPT.

The book discusses problems involving foot mechanics and details the relationship among proper boot fit, blade mounting, and sharpening and how each of these components can play a part in skating injuries.

The book is available in print at Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

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