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Winter sports are invigorating and really get you mobilized in the cold and enjoying the outside.  As an avid skier combined with his Orthopaedic expertise, Simon highlighted the dangers of not being fit enough, but also how to ski with dodgy knees within an edition of City AM’s The Good Ski Guide and Ski & Board respectively.

Being in the cold means that the joints in your shoulders, and especially in the legs, become tense, and more prone to injury. Simon says that the most common causes of injury in skiing is the incorrect adjustment of the bindings, being too overly confident about your skiing abilities, and also not being 100% aware of the surrounds and other skiers.

“Don’t be afraid to go to the rental shop to check your bindings are set correctly”.  He says

Simon believes that ‘prevention is better than cure’, so strengthening your leg muscles is recommended to have an injury-free winter sports holiday. Exercises that focus on the quadriceps, like regular lunges and skipping, help to develop your cardiovascular fitness.

“When you take out a policy for any skiing injury sustained on a ski trip it is important that [the insurance] cover continues on your return to the UK”, he adds. For more information please read further information in The Good Ski Guide in the link below.




Shoulder pain is extremely common and becomes increasingly so past the age of 40, and Mr Simon Moyes recently spoke to the UK’s well established The Lady Magazine about how women are experiencing symptoms more so than their counterparts as the temperature drops during winter.

The most common cause of shoulder pain is loosely known as rotator cuff syndrome, which includes osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular joint (where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade), and subacromial impingement (where the bony tip of the shoulder rubs on the underlying tendons). These problems combine to produce pain and weakness in the shoulder girdle.

Simon explains that while these conditions are very common, they are relatively easy to diagnose and treat with high success rates, and the treatment is usually non-operative.  For more information on Rotator Cuff syndrome please visit the link below.




Constantly seeking inspiration from others to enhance his own skills and experiences, Mr Simon Moyes recently visited the FX Mayr Health Centre in Austria. Heralded as one of the World’s Best Destination Spa’s by Conde Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards, FX Mayr is located in the middle of Carinthia, overlooking the divine Lake Wörthersee.

The spa offers more than your typical facials and back massages – the Mayr is a place of ‘well-being, regeneration, and renewal’, where you can better your general health, regulate stress, cleanse the body, lose weight and develop relaxation.

As a firm believer of the holistic concept in the management of life’s everyday challenges, Simon feels 110-percent invigorated from his return from the life-changing abode.



Following Simon’s wild Translyvania Bike Ride, Simon has been asked to provide expert information and advice on good cycling practice, health and safety.

Speaking with the Telegraph, Simon says the increase of cyclists upgrading their bikes to lighter, speedier road bikes have influenced some riders to put themselves more at risk. It’s not so much that cyclists are being reckless, Moyes comments, but rather “the speeds they’re capable of reaching are making the injuries sustained so much worse”.

Furthermore, Simon gave 3 main tips with Cycling Plus on how to train when injured, and how to fast track your fitness, and return to riding.

The first fundamental advice to returning to cycling is to take time out from cycling. Simon expresses the importance of  “maintaining fitness and strength while recovering” in order to recuperate strength in your bones and muscles.

Secondly, Simon thinks that swimming is “one of the easiest and safest ways to maintain your cardiovascular stamina” – it works as a zero impact, whole body workout during recovery.

For more tips and advice please click on the link for Cycling Plus magazine


Mr Simon Moyes is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in arthroscopic surgery for knee, shoulder, foot and ankle problems, with a focus on sports medicine. Simon consults from The Wellington Hospital31 Old Broad Street and Highgate Private Hospital. He is also a keen sports enthusiast enjoying activities such as cycling, yoga and running whilst supporting charities focussing on the preservation of nature and wildlife.

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