“I can wholeheartedly recommend this new top-of-the-range ski service!”

The Carver at The Third Space Medical is an innovative tool for assessing and training people in skiing techniques

As a knee surgeon, I see numerous patients with knee injuries, many of whom are post-op, having previously had knee surgery, and many people are really keen to return to skiing. It’s one thing to assess someone’s strength and function in a gym, but until now it’s been impossible to assess their ability to ski safely off the slope.

The Carver now provides an uncannily realistic opportunity for people to practice repeated dynamic ski turns, to assess whether they are ready to return to the slopes without the ‘just give it your best shot’ approach we so often see.

Even for people with no knee injuries who just want to get into shape and who want to reduce the risk of potential injury, The Carver now offers a unique platform for getting into shape doing exactly the correct manoeuvres and training in preparation for skiing — and all under the direct supervision of the expert specialist physiotherapists from The Third Space Medical.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this new top-of-the-range ski service!

Mr Ian McDermott,
Consultant Knee Surgeon,
London Sports Orthopaedics

“I am truly impressed with the Carver…”

“I feel the Carver is an essential component for Pre-habiliation or Pre-Ski to enable the individual to maximise their performance and safety prior to getting on the slopes.

It is not surprising then that it is a logical method to rehabilitate the injured wishing to get back to their desired winter sport. It encompasses static positions which reenact the real thing whilst dynamic enough under the skis or board in keeping with the undulating terrain. This can vary in speed and decline.

I am truly impressed with the Carver. It is the closest thing to the real thing in a setting which is accessible and reproducible.

It’s a big thumbs up for me!”

Peter Murphy
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
Third Space

I thought the Carver was an excellent rehabilitation tool.

It would also be fantastic for building up fitness in a ski specific fashion before the season begins every year.
It is a great way to combine high level intensity, whilst maintaining significant enjoyment.
For patients in rehabilitation, I think it would be a huge confidence booster and I thoroughly recommend giving it a try.
Andrew Davies
Consultant Knee Surgeon
Fortius Clinic

“The WOODWAY Carver is a great piece of kit”

“The WOODWAY Carver is a great piece of kit and having used it with patients for lower limb rehab it can provide a challenging surface for proprioceptive training.

 The settings on the treadmill are varied and easy to manipulate (speed, gradient etc.) and the interactive options mean there is an element of fun for you to ‘’race’’ on skis or snowboard if you want to.

To be able to provide something for patients that remains low impact but provides a higher level of rehab is a really useful piece of kit that I will be using more and more with my caseload.

It obviously appeals to anyone wanting to rehab or indeed prehab around the ski/snow season but I think its potential stretches further than that for ACLR, ankle instability training or post-op lower limb rehabilitation for physiotherapy patients.”


Sophie Apps
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
Third Space