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    Martina RICCI

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    "I started skating when I was 6 and I have been a synchro skater for 18 years, competing in Novice, Junior, Mixed Age and Senior category; I am also a figure skating teacher and I coached Juvenile and Novice teams. In the meantime, I graduated from medical school and now I am a resident doctor, specializing in orthopaedics and traumatology. Since I have spent most of my life on the ice, I have always been interested  in sport trauma and athletes' health, especially about figure and synchro skating! Moreover, I love mountains, skiing and travelling around the world any time I have the chance."

    What does synchronized skating mean to you?

    "Synchro skating is much more than  a sport: it combines strength, endurance, dance and gymnastic moves, art, interpretation, musicality, creativity, geometry and, last but not least, long lasting friendships and teamwork! "

Last news by Martina RICCI

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Take care of your skating feet (part 2)

Heel diseases can be very annoying for athletes who have to wear hard boots for many hours per week, and often, training gets very difficult due to severe pain.

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Take care of your skating feet (part 1)

A lot of skaters complain about pain, redness and tenderness in their heels; sometimes a bulge like a little hard ball can appear on the back of our feet. What is that and why is it so common in skaters?

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All you need to know about stretching

Coaches always tell skaters to stretch, but what does science say about the role of stretching in improving the performance and preventing injuries? Martina Ricci, doctor, synchro skater for 18 years, and editor for Jura Synchro reviewed the scientific literature.