Shin Pain in Hockey Goalies

One of the things I love most about working with hockey goalies is the fact that they are so in-tune with their body.  The are detail oriented and they want their body to be finely tuned to maximize performance.  I had a question from a goalie about a shin pain he experiences when he is on the ice.  I created a video response for him that you can see here…


Now there are many reasons he may experience this shin pain – medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints), compartment syndrome, etc.  But I am a big believer in starting with the basics – if it is one of those other causes then my simple exercises will not help it and he will need to consult a qualified sport physio anyway.

Please keep the questions coming!